NCOC gives Balochistan only 1,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine

Published June 14, 2021
A health worker inoculates a man with a dose of AstraZeneca-Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Karachi on May 10. — AFP/File
A health worker inoculates a man with a dose of AstraZeneca-Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Karachi on May 10. — AFP/File

QUETTA: The National Command and Operation Centre on Sunday handed over 1,000 doses of Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine to the Balochistan government.

The vaccine doses will be administered to people having extremely weak immunity.

Balochistan Secretary of Primary and Secondary Health Care Aziz Ahmad Jamali confirmed that the provincial government had received 1000 doses of Pfizer vaccines from the NCOC.

The vaccine would be administered to only those people who have very weak immune systems at Civil Hospital Quetta, BMC Hospital, Fatima Jinnah Hospital and Cenar Hospital.

“The Pfizer vaccine would be administered to patients of cancer, dialysis, kidney transplant, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and chronic hepatitis,” Mr Jamali said.

He advised such patients to submit their documents required for Pfizer vaccine along with a doctor’s prescription, a photocopy of laboratory tests, X-ray reports.

“After completing the registration process, these people will be administered the Pfizer vaccine as soon as possible,” provincial EPI coordinator Dr Ishaq Panizai said.

Published in Dawn, June 14th, 2021

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