National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) head Asad Umar announced to start vaccination of students aged 12 and above in schools here on Tuesday.

Taking to Twitter, Asad Umar said that the decision had been taken to vaccinate children aged 12 years and older during the NCOC’s meeting held earlier in the day.

He wrote, “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”

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

NCOC also issued guidelines earlier this month in this regard, which include, immunocompromised individuals of 12 to 17 years will be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, individuals will be required to produce medical documents as proof of being immunocompromised, the general public age group for vaccination has been lowered to 17 years, the Pfizer vaccine will be administered to the under 18 years age group, for people below 18 years of age, a Child Registration Certificate (B-Form) number will be used for registration in the National Immunisation Management System.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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