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108 million people administered with COVID vaccine across Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) morning session was held in Islamabad on Thursday.

Apart from National Coordinator NCOC Major General Zafar, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr. Faisal Sultan and the Chairman NDMA Lt General Akhtar Nawaz attended the session.

The forum was apprised on the vaccine administration progress across the country with particular emphasis on obligatory vaccination regime.

The forum was apprised that so far 108 million people have been administered with vaccine across Pakistan; Punjab 52%, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 48%, Sindh 40%, Balochistan 17%, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) 59% & Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) 54%; national average has reached 48%.

The forum appreciated all federating units in reaching out to the population and facilitation of necessary vaccine administration.

Expressing satisfaction on NPIs implementation and the national immunization management system, the forum emphasised on reaching out to the groups, as required by the obligatory vaccination regime.

The forum especially appreciated the COVID control mechanism in various sectors particularly the implementation of NPIs in Masajid.

To ensure the public safety and wellbeing of individuals, as well as the community, the forum emphasized that only fully vaccinated individuals with mandatory mask-wearing be allowed inside the mosques.

The forum appreciated the role of Ulema for ensuring communication and implementation of NPIs.

A comprehensive future vaccine strategy was presented before the forum.

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