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MR drive: NCOC defers Covid-19 vaccination for children

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ISLAMABAD: Amid the national measles and rubella campaign, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday announced to defer Covid-19 vaccination for children between 12 to 15 years of age.

The drive launched across the country will continue for 13 days.

The nerve center of the country in its fight against the deadly contagious disease, on its official Twitter handle announced the decision to halt the children’s vaccination.

It wrote, “National MR campaign will be conducted from November 15 to 27,2021 during which children aged 9 months to 15 years will be inoculated. COVID vaccine administration for children between 12 to 15 years will, therefore, remain suspended from November 15 to 27.”

In the last meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the session had decided to remove additional restrictions in the excellent vaccinated cities and also allowed travel in these cities with 100 percent capacity of passengers.

However, in good and lesser vaccinated areas the travel capacity of passengers had been restricted to 80 percent. In this category of cities, restrictions will be kept in force till November 15.