Sindh achieves 100% Covid-19 vaccination target
Sindh became the first province in Pakistan to achieve the target of vaccinating 100 percent population.
According to a statement issued by the Sindh Health Department, 34.29 million people have been fully vaccinated in the province from 12 years and above.
The statement said that compared to Sindh, Punjab has a relatively low rate of 86 per cent while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has 64 per cent people who have been fully vaccinated.
Revealing the statistics of vaccination in Sindh, the provincial government said that 7.5 million people across the province have also been given additional booster shorts.
The Sindh Department said that this achievement was due to the dedication of the Health Staff, Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Sindh Health Department, NCOC, Federal Ministry of Health, WHO, UNICEF and other partner organizations.
The statement further said that corona virus is still not eradicated and new variants are constantly emerging. Citizens should implement booster shorts against corona virus every five months while implementing SOPs.
The vaccine was a safe way to prevent the deadly corona virus and government agencies were offering free vaccines to ensure the health of citizens.
Vaccination begins in Sindh
Vaccination against corona virus was started in Sindh on February 3, as in the rest of the country. Initially, vaccination programs were started in 10 districts of the province.
Initially 170,000 health workers in the province had vaccinated, while in the first phase, the province had received 82,359 vaccines.
In the province, 14 vaccination centers were set up out of which 9 centers were set up in Karachi.