Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services Dr Nausheen Hamid Thursday urged taking two doses of the vaccine is important and people must remember to take the second dose as a single vaccine dose will not provide sufficient immunity to protect from coronavirus, she said while speaking to a Private news channel.
She said Pakistan has achieved so far a target of 10 millionth of Covid-19 vaccine dose on Wednesday and authorities aimed to inoculate 70 million people by the end of this year.
She said Pakistan has received the first batch of Pfizer vaccine under the COVAX facility which would be prioritize administering coronavirus vaccines to chronic and transplanted patients to build their immunity fast.
She said public trust for vaccine increasing day by day when famous personalities and their loved once take vaccine.
Nausheen Hamid said that walk-in vaccination facility to all citizens above 18 would start from Friday and government was opening up registrations for more age groups as Pakistan’s vaccine supply continues to improve and the country’s vaccination capacity gets enhanced day by day.
She said it is now prioritizing booster shots for the elderly and those with chronic diseases as part of its vaccination efforts.
“Therefore, we call on everyone to get vaccinated and support the national recovery efforts,” she added.
Replying a Query, she made it clear that the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) had announced that coronavirus vaccines will be mandatory for all public and private sector employees, adding that government employees must be fully vaccinated by end of this month.