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NCOC to start vaccination of people aged 17 from Sept 1

NCOC to start vaccination of people aged 17 from Sept 1
August 24, 2021 --- Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has decided to start vaccination for age group of 17 to 18 from Sept 1.

In a meeting on Tuesday, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar and Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan shared the decisions of the NCOC.

Asad Umar said that the students over the age of 17 years will have to get one dose of vaccine by 15th of September and the second dose by 15th October in order to continue their studies at the educational institutions.

For those using the public transport including trains, metros and buses, will also have to get both the doses by 15th October in order to continue to avail these services.

For the domestic and international air travel, both doses of vaccine have been declared mandatory by 30th September.

The same deadline has also been set for other sectors including shopping malls, hotels, guest houses and restaurants.

The minister said that thousands of vaccination centers have been established across the country with mobile vans also operating. He said that the people should themselves vaccinated for their own safety and those of others.

Dr Faisal Sultan said that vaccination for those falling in the age brackets of fifteen to sixteen will also be opened.

He said a special vaccine will be administered to the immuno-compromised people from the 1st September.