Vaccination drive expanded to 15-year-olds

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The authorities expanded the nationwide inoculation marketing campaign in opposition to the Covid-19 pandemic, together with the children within the age teams of 15 to 18 years, a day after it was introduced that the nation was positioned comfortably on the way in which to achieve the goal of vaccinating 70 million folks this 12 months.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) determined that solely the Pfizer vaccine can be given freed from the cost to residents between 15 and 18 years of age. For the registration, the discussion board determined that Form B of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) can be required.

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“Pfizer vaccine will be available for 15- to 18-years-old at all mass vaccination centres,” the NCOC, which serves because the nerve centre of the federal government’s unified anti-Covid technique, stated. “Mobile vaccination teams will also visit schools and colleges for vaccinating students aged 15-18 years,” it added.

The NCOC additional introduced that the partially vaccinated people may get their second jab all through the week with out ready for his or her scheduling message. “All people who have had their second dose scheduled can get their second dose from any vaccination centre, seven days a week.”

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The authorities intends to vaccinate 70 million inhabitants by the top of this 12 months. On Friday, the nation crossed a welcome milestone within the vaccination, because the variety of totally vaccinated folks topped 20 million, whereas these having acquired the primary jab, crossed 50 million mark.

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Meanwhile, the NCOC stated in its day by day replace of the illness that the nationwide tally of energetic Covid instances inched as much as 91,799, as 3,480 extra folks examined constructive for the virus whereas 3,121 folks recovered from the illness over the last 24 hours.

The nationwide positivity ratio got here down considerably from 6.03% ON Friday to five.51% on Saturday, the replace stated. it added that at current, greater than 5,500 sufferers had been admitted to numerous Covid-dedicated well being amenities throughout the nation, whereas 5,373 of them had been nonetheless in essential situation.

The NCOC stated that 82 sufferers died throughout the previous 24 hours, rising the nationwide loss of life toll to 26,662. As of Thursday, the nationwide caseload of the illness, because the pandemic outbreak in February 2020, rose to 1,201,367, together with 1,082,988 recoveries.

(WITH INPUT FROM APP)

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