Dr Faisal Sultan clarifies when to get second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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Lahore, 9th August: Dr. Faisal Sultan has issued important clarification regarding when people should get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to details, Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health clarified on Monday that people should not wait to get their second dose of coronavirus vaccines.

He said that people should get vaccinated any time when the minimum recommended interval between the two doses has passed.

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SAPM took to his Twitter account today and shared the information regarding the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

He wrote that people should not wait for a reminder message from 1166 to get their second dose.

For people’s guidance, the minister also shared the minimum interval between doses for the Sinopharm, Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines.

He tweeted, “Sinopharm – 3 weeks, Sinovac & Astrazeneca – 4 weeks. Don’t need to wait for a reminder SMS from 1166 (comes after 6 weeks for Sinopharm and Sinovac, and 12 weeks for AstraZeneca).”

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It is pertinent to mention here that earlier, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) gave clarification on an important issue regarding the fake news on the Sinopharm vaccine that has been circulating on social media for the past couple of days.

The message on social media making the rounds included an image with a Government of Pakistan logo, where it falsely listed several conditions in which the Sinopharm vaccine should not be administered to people.

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The post falsely claimed that lactating and pregnant women, patients with heart disease, individuals undergoing chemotherapy or who have received a transplant, as well as people over the age of 60, should not get the Sinopharm vaccine.

NCOC wrote on its Twitter handle, “Wrong and misleading information is circulating on Social media regarding the administration of various vaccines.”

It shared an authentic website to get updated with guidelines on vaccines. NCOC urged the citizens to visit, covid.gov.pk/guideline

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