Thursday, February 9, 2023

NCOC starts compulsory vaccination campaign to tackle new COVID-19 variant

NCOC starts compulsory vaccination campaign to tackle new COVID-19 variant

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has started a campaign of compulsory vaccination to tackle new variant of COVID-19.

Federal Minister Asad Umar presided over a meeting that discussed the figures of chart of the pandemic. NCOC Coordinator Maj Gen Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and Dr Faisal Sultan were also present in the meeting.

Provisional health minister and chief sectaries virtually attended the meeting. Strategies for national vaccination and prevention of disease across country were discussed.

The NCOC has approved booster shots in three categories for the prevention from COVID-19. Health workers, people above the age of 50 and people with weak immunity can also have booster shots.

According to the NCOC, Omicron, a new variant of COVID-19, is spreading rapidly, vaccination and implementation of the SOPs are the ways to deal with it.

Booster shots are free, after six months of first dose of booster shots second can be inoculated.

The NCOC has made team at different places to free inoculate booster shots and there will be no leniency for anyone in all provinces. The people who did not get vaccine will be inoculated on the spot.

The vaccination campaign has been started from Wednesday. 40 vaccination call centres has been established, while provisional officials are instructed to focus on this new variant. Airports have been also especially instructed to follow the SOPs.