He urged individuals to get their COVID-19 booster pictures if six months had handed since they bought their second vaccination dose.
“Scientific information has proven that folks want a further dose of the vaccine regardless of being absolutely vaccinated for defense towards 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 primarily based on scientific proof.
The SAPM stated that the extra dose is being administered without cost so individuals ought to profit from it as a lot as doable.
“The most important benefit of getting a booster shot might be that we are able to keep secure from the Omicron variant,” Dr Sultan stated, including that the one method to do away with the restrictions that individuals are going through for the final two years is vaccination towards COVID-19.
Earlier, Dr Sultan urged individuals who have not been vaccinated in any respect, as a consequence of any purpose, to ensure that they get inoculated.
“Anybody who hasn’t gotten vaccinated but as a consequence of their inattention or laziness, they nonetheless have an opportunity to get vaccinated now,” he stated.
“These vaccines are defending towards the unfold of this illness, hazards and unwanted side effects of the illness, hospitalisation and different issues.”
The SAPM requested the general public to not flip away vaccination groups in the event that they attain their doorstep.
What’s the present scenario of coronavirus in Pakistan?
Pakistan reported a COVID-19 positivity ratio under 10% for the primary time since January 19, the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) information confirmed Tuesday morning. Nevertheless, the nation’s lively case rely remained above 100,000 for the fourth consecutive day.
As per the statistics issued by the NCOC, the nation’s every day case rely, too, witnessed a dip within the final 24 hours as solely 5,327 out of 55,202 diagnostic checks performed countrywide got here again constructive. With this decline, Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity fee dropped to 9.65%.
On January 19, the positivity fee stood at 9.48%.