COVID-19: NCOC begins door-to-door vaccination campaign

COVID-19: NCOC begins door-to-door vaccination campaign

Islamabad (Web Desk): The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Tuesday launched door-to-door campaign to vaccinate people against COVID-19.

Addressing a news conference along with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan in Islamabad, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, who also heads the NCOC, said under the first phase of the campaign, 55,000 mobile teams will vaccinate people at their homes for the next two weeks.

He said that 35 million people are expected to be vaccinated in the first phase.

Sharing data about vaccination so far, the minister said that 80 million people have been fully vaccinated while10 million others received single dose. He said 2.6 million people also received the booster dose.

The minister again stressed that the only way to stay safe from COVID-19 is vaccination.

Asad Umar said it has been noticed during the current fifth wave of COVID-19 that the people in the areas with high vaccination rate have minor symptoms of the disease.

Speaking on the occasion, SAPM Dr Faisal Sultan urged people to welcome the mobile vaccination teams at homes and get vaccinated.

“The fully vaccinated people are also recommended to have booster dose six months after their vaccination,” Dr Faisal said, adding that like the first two doses, the booster dose is also completely free.

The SAPM said that the only way to return to normal life is to get vaccinated against the deadly pandemic.

On the other hand, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 1,430,366 on Tuesday after 5,327 new cases surfaced in the country during the last 24 hours.

As per the NCOC data, 55,202 tests were conducted in last 24 hours while positivity ratio remained 9.65%.

According to the government's COVID-19 portal, the death toll related to coronavirus has reached to 29,301with 32 fatalities reported during the last 24 hours.

Over the last twenty four hours, total number of recovered COVID-19 patients across the country reached 1,295,390 after another 3,665 virus recoveries were reported.