The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has decided to close the vaccination center for just one day during the Eid holidays, as per the information given by the Health Ministry, reopening on the second and third days.
According to the Ministry for Health, vaccination centers will remain closed on the first day of Eid, reopening for the second and third days. NCOC has also changed the schedule of days for getting the second dose of the vaccine for various companies, which can now be taken on a walk-in visit. The new schedule gives a reduction in the days between the first and second dosage of the vaccine, and now you can take the second dose of Sinopharm only after 21 days, Sinovac’s second dose after 28 days, with the second dose of AstraZeneca being available after 28 days.
The holiday has been decided in view of the encouraging rate of vaccination. 3 holidays were announced by the Federal Government on Eid-ul-Adha for the nation, on July 21, 20, and 22 but vaccination centers will reopen on the second day.
Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Health, has said that the rate of corona-positive cases has increased and is continuing to rise. Nearly 2,500 new cases are coming up each day with the rate of spread of the virus increasing by 6% at a national level. The rate of spread in Karachi has increased by an alarming 20%. 1900 people across the country are in critical condition. The Indian Delta variant is spreading rapidly, and corona attacks among those who do not get vaccinated is 7 times higher. Care must be taken, and citizens need to avoid going out during Eid.
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