He urged individuals to get their COVID-19 booster pictures if six months had handed since they obtained their second vaccination dose.
“Scientific knowledge has proven that folks want a further dose of the vaccine regardless of being absolutely vaccinated for cover in opposition to COVID-19 if six months and over have handed,” Dr Sultan stated, whereas addressing a gathering of the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) in Islamabad.
He stated that earlier, the NCOC was solely asking individuals to get the booster dose, however now it’s recommending it once more based mostly on scientific proof.
The SAPM stated that the extra dose is being administered without spending a dime so individuals ought to profit from it as a lot as attainable.
“The most important benefit of getting a booster shot might be that we will keep protected from the Omicron variant,” Dr Sultan stated, including that the one option to eliminate the restrictions that individuals are dealing with for the final two years is vaccination in opposition to COVID-19.
Earlier, Dr Sultan urged individuals who have not been vaccinated in any respect, because of any cause, to ensure that they get inoculated.
“Anybody who hasn’t gotten vaccinated but because of their inattention or laziness, they nonetheless have an opportunity to get vaccinated now,” he stated.
“These vaccines are defending in opposition to the unfold of this illness, hazards and unintended effects of the illness, hospitalisation and different problems.”
The SAPM requested the general public to not flip away vaccination groups in the event that they attain their doorstep.