Punjab first to get half of its population vaccinated: Asad

Says national average of anti-Covid vaccination has reached 48 percent

By: News Desk      Published: 03:13 PM, 4 Nov, 2021
Punjab first to get half of its population vaccinated: Asad
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Federal Minister for Planning and Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has said that the national average of anti-Covid vaccination has reached 48 percent, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

In a tweet on Thursday, the head of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said Punjab has become the first province to have vaccinated more than half of its eligible population with at least one dose. "This is followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 48 percent, Sindh 40 percent and Balochistan 17 percent," he added.

The minister added that the federal territories are leading in vaccination with Islamabad 87%, AJK (59%) and Gilgit Baltistan (54%).

So far, 108,277,233 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered across the country, the NCOC stated.

Today, at least 19 people died due to Covid-19 while 580 positive cases have been recorded, the NCOC said. The Covid positivity ratio in the country is 1.32 percent. 

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The NCOC had said that it has devised a comprehensive plan with the collaboration of the National Database and Registration Authority and district administrations to target tehsils that were lagging behind others in terms of vaccination.