- NCOC takes decision in meeting today to vaccinate persons aged 12 and above.
- Special drive will be run for vaccination at schools to make it easier for children to be vaccinated, says Asad Umar.
- Earlier, Pakistan was vaccinating students aged 17 and above.
ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to vaccinate children aged 12 years old and above, as per the forum’s chief Asad Umar.
The federal minister stated in a tweet on Tuesday that during the NCOC meeting, the decision to vaccinate children aged 12 and up had been made.
“At today’s NCOC meeting, it was resolved to begin immunising all children aged 12 and up. To make immunisation simpler for youngsters, a special vaccination push will be held at schools “He sent out a tweet.
Later, the NCOC, in a tweet, said that two doses of the Pfizer vaccine would be administered to children above 12 years.
The government had started to vaccinate persons aged 17 years and above from September 1.
Some of the guidelines announced by the NCOC earlier this month are:
- Immunocompromised individuals of 12 to 17 years will be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine.
- Individuals will be required to produce medical documents as proof of being immunocompromised
- The general public age group for vaccination has been lowered to 17 years.
- The Pfizer vaccine will be administered to the under 18 years age group.
- For people below 18 years of age, a Child Registration Certificate (B-Form) number will be used for registration in the National Immunisation Management System.