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COVID-19 vaccination drive starts in Schools: Dr. Faisal Sultan

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr. Faisal Sultan has said that a campaign has been started in schools for vaccination of children aged 12 and above against Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Briefing the media persons in Islamabad on Friday, he said that mobile teams will be visiting the educational institutions for this purpose.

Dr. Faisal Sultan said that Saturday has been fixed for the vaccination of the children in schools.

Similarly, the last weeks of October and November have been fixed for the vaccination of students in their institutions.

The Special Assistant once again made it clear that the approved vaccines were safe, hence, the parents should not hesitate from getting their children vaccinated. He said that this is important not only to ensure their uninterrupted studies but also take the Country towards normalcy.

The Special Assistant said complete vaccination of children aged 12 and above by November 30 has been made mandatory.

Dr. Faisal Sultan said that the decision of allowing the schools to resume normal classes from Monday has been taken in view of decrease in COVID-19 cases.

Faisal Sultan expressed satisfaction that the vaccination campaign was moving forward smoothly. He said that about 63 million people had so far been fully or partially vaccinated.

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