Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar. Picture: file  

ISLAMBAD: Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar mentioned Wednesday that the only day vaccination mark crossed 1,500,000 mark for the primary time in Pakistan. 

In keeping with particulars, over 1.59 million individuals obtained themselves vaccinated towards the coronavirus through the previous 24 hours throughout the nation.

Taking to Twitter, Asad Umar revealed that each the primary dose and second dose vaccinations yesterday had been the very best ever recorded in Pakistan, with 1 million 71 thousand and 519 individuals being supplied the doses in complete.

Pakistan had set a goal to partially vaccinate 40% of the 18 plus inhabitants of 24 main cities of Pakistan.

Nevertheless, the NCOC chief mentioned 20 of the most important cities met the goal whereas Hyderabad, Mardan, Nowshera and Quetta didn’t meet it. He disclosed that 35% of Pakistan’s nationwide grownup inhabitants has acquired not less than one dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Giving particulars, Asad Umar mentioned, “35% of nationwide eligible inhabitants has acquired not less than 1 dose. Islamabad is at 69%, Azad Kashmir 51%, Gilgit Baltistan 39%, Punjab 37%, Khyber Pakhtunkhwah 35%, Sind 32% and Balochistan 12%.”

Vaccination drive for individuals aged 17 years or above begins

The vaccination drive for individuals aged 17 years or above began as we speak (September 1) as a part of the federal government’s technique to comprise the unfold of the novel coronavirus.

Earlier, individuals who had been 18 or older had been being immunised towards coronavirus within the nation.

Final week, Umar, the top of the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), and Dr. Faisal Sultan, the Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Nationwide Well being Companies, Laws, and Coordination, introduced a slew of latest steps and plans to fight COVID-19 circumstances.

They introduced that 17-year-olds will be capable of obtain coronavirus vaccine pictures from September.

In addition they mentioned Pakistan is making ready to supply inoculations to 15-year-olds and disclosed the federal government’s vaccine mandates for anyone desiring to journey or attend college.

The federal government will shortly start an immunisation marketing campaign for individuals aged 15 to 16 years, with a date to be introduced quickly, the 2 mentioned, including that residents with impaired immune programs aged 12 and up will even obtain the COVID-19 pictures.

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