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Pakistan proclaims large vaccination programme to counter Omicron menace

Federal Minister of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar
Federal Minister of Planning, Growth and Particular Initiatives Asad Umar mentioned that vaccination is the best method of safety in opposition to the brand new coronavirus variant, Omicron.

Umar, who can be the chief of Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), whereas addressing a joint press convention flanked by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Well being Dr Faisal Sultan in Islamabad, warned that the Omicron variant will inevitably come to Pakistan.

The minister introduced that the NCOC has made some choices concerning the extremely contagious new variant which is spreading quick throughout the globe.

He mentioned that the nation has just a few weeks to include the Omicron menace.

“Measures to manage the [spread of] new variant in Pakistan are underway however vaccination is the one efficient method of safety in opposition to Omicron,” mentioned Umar.

Informing the media concerning the NCOC choices, Umar mentioned that the federal government would launch a large vaccination marketing campaign throughout the nation inside two to 3 days.

“We can’t cease Omicron however can cut back its results by adopting preventive measures,” he added.

Speaking concerning the authorities’s preventive measures, the minister mentioned that they had been tightening restrictions for the passengers coming from overseas and growing testing capability in high-risk areas.

He urged the plenty to get themselves absolutely vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus.

The minister additional said that the person at high-risk of contracting the virus can be given a booster jab.

The Authorities of Sindh had determined to make a booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine obligatory after the invention of the brand new COVID-19 variant, Day by day Jang reported Sunday.

The Sindh Well being Division had introduced {that a} booster dose of Pfizer vaccine can be administered to totally vaccinated people.

Sindh Well being Secretary Zulfiqar Ali Shah had informed Day by day Jang that the choice to manage absolutely vaccinated people a booster jab has been made with a purpose to forestall the unfold of the virus within the province.

He had mentioned that consignments of the vaccine are being imported for the aim.

“The booster jabs are presently being administered at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre and Dow College of Well being Sciences Ojha Campus however the scale of vaccination can be expanded throughout the province,” Shah had mentioned.

He had additional said that no price can be charged for the administration of the booster jab.

Shah had requested the absolutely vaccinated people to get the booster jab and suggested those that are but to get the fundamental vaccination to get themselves immunised in opposition to the virus.