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Citizens awaiting second jab to get inoculation on Sundays without SMS: NCOC

The vaccination drive for people aged 17 years or above began on September 1. (Source: Geo)

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday announced that the partially vaccinated individuals can get their schedules second jab without waiting for the message throughout the week.

According to coronavirus monitoring body, all those individuals for whom the required gap prior to a second shot has lapsed, can get their second jab on a Sunday from any vaccination centre, without waiting for a confirmation SMS.

“Sundays have been exclusively reserved to cater to the needs of such individuals”, the NCOC said. The vaccination drive for people aged 17 years or above began on September 1 as part of the government’s strategy to contain the coronavirus.

Earlier, people who were 18 or older were being immunised against coronavirus in the country. Pakistan is also preparing to offer inoculations to 15-year-olds, for which the government will announce a day soon, according to Asad Umar, the NCOC head and Dr Faisal Sultan, the Special Assistant. Moreover, citizens with impaired immune systems aged 12 and up will also receive the COVID-19 shots.

COVID-19 situation in Pakistan

At least 79 people have died in Pakistan due to the global epidemic coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths due to coronavirus across the country has risen to 26,114.

According to the latest figures released by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), 3,980 corona cases were reported across the country in the last 24 hours.

The total number of coronavirus cases across the country has reached 1,175,558. According to the NCOC, 64,053 coronavirus tests were performed in the last 24 hours. In the last 24 hours, the rate of virus-positive cases was 6.21 percent.