NCOC hails cities’ achieving over 50% vaccination of eligible population

ISLAMABAD, Nov 15 (APP): The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Monday appreciated the cities that have achieved excellent vaccination targets with over 50 percent of the eligible population inoculated with Covid-19 jabs.

The NCOC session held here chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar where the Forum was apprised about ongoing country wide obligatory vaccine regime.

Chairman NCOC Asad Umar appreciated the efforts of all stakeholders for ensuring vaccine administration to citizens in every city.

The Forum appreciated cities including Narowal, Jehlum, Mandi Bahauddin, Peshawar, Bhimber, Bagh, Mirpur, Skardu, Gilgit, Ghizer and Islamabad for achieving excellent vaccination rate by vaccinating more than 50% of their respective population.

Asad Umar emphasised on all stakeholders to maintain the vaccination rate achieved over 50 percent.

The Forum also lauded the performance of Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Sialkot, Mianwali, Kallar Kahar, Hafizabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Karachi, Chitral, Charsadda, Balakot, Jehlum Valley, Rawalakot, Muzaffarabad, Neelum, Hunza and Kharmang for vaccinating more than 40 percent of eligible citizens.

During last 48 hours, 1.7 million vaccines were administered across the country, the Forum was briefed.

The Forum was informed that vaccination for 12-15 years students would remain suspended till 27 November due to ongoing Measles (Rubella) MR campaign nationwide.

Forum was briefed about the mechanism for carrying out necessary COVID protocols and vaccination mechanism for pedestrian crossing into Pakistan from land borders.

The forum emphasized on stepping up administration of second dose to eligible individuals so as to sufficiently raise the immunity level of the population for long term dividends.