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Punjab set to launch door-to-door Covid vaccination campaign

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The Punjab Government is going to launch a door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination campaign from today in Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan and Rawalpindi. 

In order to meet the targets set by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), the Punjab government has decided to launch a door-to-door coronavirus vaccination campaign. According to a handout, the decision was taken at a meeting jointly chaired by Punjab Chief Secretary Jawad Rafique Malik and provincial minister for health Dr Yasmin Rashid at the Civil Secretariat here on Saturday. Other senior officials also attended the meeting. 

Dr. Yasmin Rashid said the NCOC had set a target of vaccinating 40 percent of the population over 18 years in Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Multan and 70 percent of Rawalpindi population by 14th Aug.

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She directed that the number of drive-through vaccination centers in Lahore be increased to facilitate more people. She said vaccination and compliance with SOPs was the only solution to eradicate this contagious disease coronavirus. 

However, targets of the NCOC would be achieved and mobile teams formed for door-to-door vaccination. As per the Punjab Chief Secretary Jawad Rafique Malik’s statement, citizens should keep following the precautionary measures along with vaccination. He directed the administration and the police to extend full cooperation to the teams of the health department during the special campaign. 

Door-to-door Covid vaccination drive to start in 4 KP districts 

The health department is going to start door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination campaign in 4 districts of KPK on Wednesday. The inoculation drive is being launched on the recommendation of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) in Abbottabad, Mansehra, Peshawar and Mardan. 

According to an official, “Vaccination is these districts is very important to interrupt the virus. At a later stage, we can replicate the door-to-door immunization effort in their districts. Within the coming two days, health department is taking on board the district administration, union council, revenue staff and police to ensure good outcome of the exercise.”

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