Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid said on Sunday that the second phase of Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV) campaign will start from Monday (today) in 24 districts of the province.
“The campaign will be held from June 14 to 26 and all-out arrangements have been made for effective vaccination in 24 districts of the province.”
The health minister said that the campaign will be held in 24 districts including Attock, Jhelum, Gujrat, Sialkot, Narowal, Sheikhupura Sargodha, Khushab, Bhakkar, Jhang, Chiniot, Hafizabad, Nankana, Kasur, Okara, Sahiwal, TT Singh, Khanewal, Vehari, Muzaffargarh, Lodhran, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan.
The health minister said: “In this campaign children of 9 months to 15 years of age will be administered vaccine. Overall 479 Union Councils are part of the campaign and 6.6 million children will be vaccinated. In the first phase, 12.2 million children were vaccinated in 12 districts that included mega cities. I appeal parents to get their children vaccinated. In case of teams not reaching, parents may contact 1033 for guidance.”
Meanwhile, spokesperson of the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department said here on Sunday that pace of vaccination was recording a steady increase as Punjab vaccinated 220,980 people in the last 24 hours.
The Spokesperson of the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department said that so far more than 5.8 million people have been vaccinated in the province and overall 40,92,813 people received dose and 963,153 got second dose.
The Spokesperson said, “So far 477,630 healthcare workers have been administered first dose and 266,580 have been inculcated for second dose.
The government is taking all measures to achieve vaccination targets and drive through centres is being made a success. At district level, Task Forces are expediting the vaccination process
Deadlines and targets have been given to all districts. In order to control the Pandemic, we will have to vaccinate more and more people”.