Federal government to offer booster shots to people going abroad

Aneela SiddiquiWeb Editor

25th Aug, 2021. 01:21 pm
Federal Govt

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has devised a system for administering COVID vaccination booster shots to people going abroad.

Booster shots will be given to tourists from this month, according to sources. “The service would be provided to travelers in designated vaccination centres in major cities of the country,” they said.

The sources also revealed that separate counters would be set up at vaccination centres where travelers would receive booster shots of COVID vaccines of the US and the UK.

“The travelers will be charged for getting booster shots including the price of the vaccine and administration cost,” they said.

According to the sources, people getting booster shots must provide travel credentials, including a visa, and then a certificate for the booster shot would be issued to them, which must be presented to authorities during their foreign tour.

“Unvaccinated people won’t be allowed to use public transport”: Asad Umar

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has on Tuesday said that those who have not been fully vaccinated against coronavirus will not be allowed to use public transport from October 15.

During a press conference along with SAPM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, Asad Umar said that school teachers and staff will not be allowed to work after October 15 if they have not taken been vaccinated.

The chief of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said that vaccination has been declared made mandatory for air travel after September 30.for

He said that the government is taking steps to curb the virus spread for which vaccination is important.

He added that a single COVID vaccine dose is necessary for travelling on highways after September 15, while after October 15, no one will be allowed to use the motorway without vaccination.

Moreover, in his tweets, the NCOC Chief said the NCOC meeting today decided to lower the eligible age for covid vaccination to 15 years and older.

“Starting September 1, vaccination of 17 years old will start. For 15 and 16 years old start date will be announced later,” he added.

 

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