ISLAMABAD: The children aged between 5 to 12 in federal capital will start receiving Covid-19 vaccination from September 19 to boost their immunity against the pandemic.
It was decided in a meeting, held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, Irfan Nawaz Memon. Additional Deputy Commissioner East, District Health Officer and officials of Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad were also attended the meeting.
During the weeklong drive, health workers would visit door-to-door, schools and hospitals to make it easier for children receive jab at the earliest, the DC told media on Friday.
He said around 300 vaccination teams would accomplish the task in collaboration with other stakeholders, adding that the children would be inoculated two doses of Pfizer, Moderna and other vaccines available to the department.
DC Memon appealed to the parents to cooperate with the health staff and get their children’s vaccination done as soon as possible.