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Pakistan to vaccinate children aged 12 and above


Pakistan will vaccinate children aged 12 years old and above, a top health/ official said.

Asad Umar, head of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), announced the decision on Tuesday.

“In today’s NCOC meeting decided to start vaccination of all 12 years and older. Special drive will be run for vaccination at schools to make it easier for children to be vaccinated,” he tweeted.

The government had started to vaccinate persons aged 17 years and above from September 1.

Some of the guidelines announced by the NCOC earlier this month are:

Pakistan’s daily COVID-19 case count went below 1,500 for the first time in more than two months after it reported 1,400 fresh cases Tuesday morning, statistics by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) showed.

The country last reported less than 1,500 cases on July 23 at 1,425 cases.

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