Punjab to begin a door-to-door vaccination campaign on Monday.

The district administration has decided to launch a door-to-door corona vaccination campaign from Monday (July 26) in Lahore.

The district administration has set a target to vaccinate around 40 percent population of the city by August 14 in which more than 6.57 million people will be inoculated.

The corona vaccination campaign will be formally launched on July 26. The vaccination team will consist of a qualified doctor, data operator and a vaccinator.

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has given a target to the district administration to vaccinate 40 percent of the citizens by August 14. Above 18-years-old people will be administered Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines.

Lahore Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mudassar Riaz Malik said that a target has been set to vaccinate 6.57 million people over the age of 18 in Lahore.

He also said that the Covid vaccination will now be carried out in the same pattern of anti-polio drive.

Earlier, to meet the targets, set by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), the Punjab government had decided to launch a door-to-door corona vaccination campaign from July 26 in five cities of the province including Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan and Rawalpindi.

The decision was taken in a meeting jointly chaired by Provincial Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid and the Punjab chief secretary at the Civil Secretariat.

The minister told the meeting that the NCOC had set a target of vaccinating 40 per cent of the population over 18 years of age in Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan and 70 per cent of Rawalpindi population by August 14. She said that the number of vaccination centres in Lahore were being increased to facilitate more people.

She said that vaccination and compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) was the only solution to ward off coronavirus.

Punjab Chief Secretary Jawad Rafique Malik directed the administration and the police to extend full cooperation to the Health Department teams during the special campaign. He also issued instructions for setting up vaccination camps in the vicinity of all teaching hospitals.

Primary and Secondary Healthcare Secretary Sarah Aslam briefed the meeting that the department had prepared a micro plan for the special vaccination campaign and two mobile teams would work in each union council for door-to-door vaccination. She said that 566 teams in Faisalabad, 224 in Gujranwala, 250 in Multan, 356 in Rawalpindi and 528 teams in Lahore would be formed to administer vaccine at doorsteps.

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