NCOC reduces interval time between vaccine doses

No partial vaccination certificate to be acceptable for air travel from Sept 10

By: News Desk
Published: 10:57 AM, 12 Aug, 2021
NCOC reduces interval time between vaccine doses
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To speed up the vaccination campaign across the country, the National Command and Operation Centre has reduced the interval time between the two doses of Covid-19 from 42 days to 28 days, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

The NCOC has decided to expedite the vaccination campaign by reducing the interval time between two doses of Covid-19 vaccines in view of rapidly spreading Indian variant in the country.

The NCOC took this decision after consulting with the health ministry and medical professionals. 

The NCOC also made complete vaccination certificate mandatory for the air travel after Sept 10. A partial vaccination certificate will not be acceptable after Sept 10. All concerned departments have been informed in this regard. 

The NCOC is of the view that to stop the spread of the coronavirus and to mitigate its dangerous effects, vaccination has proved to be highly effective.

It has also decided that the inoculation process will continue on Aug 14 but the vaccination centres will remain closed on 9th and 10th of Muharram. 

Yesterday, Pakistan got another consignment of one million doses of Sinopharm vaccine. The consignment was received by the foreign office and the Chinese embassy. 

On the other hand, Minster for Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has boasted over the rising number of vaccination jabs being administered to the people. 

In a tweet on Thursday, he said: “Four crore vaccination doses administered. The last crore took only 9 working days to administer. Keep it (up) Pakistan. Let's vaccinate and make Pakistan safe from this disease.”