The Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that the vaccination drive for people above age 18 may begin after Eid, provided there is no issue with regards to vaccine availability.
On Monday, the vaccination rive for people age 40 and above started. Yesterday, Pakistan vaccinated more than 150,000 people. Asad took to Twitter and said, “For the first time the number of people vaccinated in a day crossed 150,000. Yesterday, it was the first day when people age 40 and above were vaccinated.”
Dr Faisal Sultan urges people to get vaccinated without any hesitation
Dr Faisal Sultan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Healthhas urged people to get vaccinated without any hesitation.
In his video message, he said that there has been a lot of talk about the new COVID-19 variants and if the vaccine provided in Pakistan is effective against it or not.
“All viruses go through a process of evolution over time,” Dr Sultan explained. “As a result, new variants and types of the virus keep coming up.
Faisal reassured that COVID-19 vaccines will provide resistance and protection against these viruses and people should remain confident.
“When your turn comes, go get vaccinated so that you can protect yourself from extreme scenarios such as hospitalisation.”