July 17, 2024
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‘10% people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far’

Parliamentary Secretary Health Dr Nausheen Hamid has said that 10% populace of the nation has been Vaccination against COVID-19 so far.

Talking to a private news Channel, she said that the process of vaccination would be made quick in the coming days to secure the valuable lives of the masses.

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, WHO has worked with countries and areas in the Western Pacific Region on public health measures to slow or stop the spread of the virus.

Safe and effective vaccines are an important tool, in combination with other measures, to protect people against COVID-19, save lives and reduce widescale social disruption.

Countries and areas in the Western Pacific Region have already completed regulatory approval and started introducing one or more COVID-19 vaccines.

Through the COVAX Global Vaccine Facility and other mechanisms, WHO and partners are working with governments to facilitate equitable access to and distribution of an initial allocation of vaccine as quickly as possible.

WHO recommends that initial vaccination should prioritize groups at highest risk of exposure to infection in each country, including health workers, older persons and those with other health issues. Once COVID-19 vaccines become more available, countries can expand to vaccinate other priority groups and the general population.

Answering an inquiry, she said that ratio of positive COVID-19 cases was coming down step by step because of the effective strategy against the COVID-19.

The government was making serious efforts to Vaccination against COVID-19 maximum people by the end of 2021, she further said and added that around 70 million individuals would be vaccinated according to the target.

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