Pakistan needs to meet vaccination targets to prevent 5th Covid-19 wave: Asad Umar

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21st Oct, 2021. 02:54 pm
Asad Umar

Pakistan needs to meet Covid-19 vaccination targets to prevent 5th wave: Asad Umar. Image: File

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar on Thursday stressed the need for meeting the vaccination targets to avoid the fifth wave of Covid-19.

In a tweet, the minister, who also heads the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), said if a large number of people remain unvaccinated, we remain vulnerable despite a sharp decline in cases.

“To ensure there is no fifth wave of Covid, we have to meet vaccination targets set.”

“Remember that [the] second dose is vital for protection against covid. Get fully vaccinated,” Umar added.

According to Umar, the best vaccination progress has been reported in Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit and Mirpur, while the progress is good in Skardu, Charsadda and Sargodha.

District administrations and health teams need to improve the vaccination process in Hyderabad, Nowshera, Faisalabad, Quetta, Karachi, Mingora and Mardan, stressed the minister.

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