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NCOC decides to vaccinate Pakistanis above 30 starting tomorrow

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Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives and the Chief of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Asad Umar has announced to open vaccination for 30 years and above Pakistanis, as it continues efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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The Minister wrote on Twitter, “In today’s NCOC meeting it has been decided to open up vaccination for 30 years and older starting tomorrow. The messages for those who are being scheduled will go out today.”

NCOC allows walk-in vaccination for Pakistanis studying, working abroad

In addition to this, NCOC has also allowed walk-in vaccination for all 18 years and above Pakistanis, who meeting the following criteria:

  1. Pakistanis working abroad on work visa/Iqama
  2. Students studying abroad
  3. Seafarers.

“[The] NCOC allows walk-in vaccination for all 18 years and above Pakistanis working abroad on work visa / Iqama, Students studying abroad and Seafarers. Simply walk in to any CVC [Covid vaccination centre], show valid visa and get vaccinated,” the country’s nerve centre for coronavirus response announced in a tweet on Thursday.

The decision has been made as many countries around the world, incorporations, various employers, universities, shipping companies have made vaccination mandatory for entry, work, study, stay and travelling etc.

“Therefore, in order to facilitate those Pakistanis who are working abroad on a work visa (other than Pakistanis having dual citizenship), students studying abroad and seafarers, the NCOC has devised the policy for their vaccination,” the official statement said.

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