NCOC Reviews COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Tuesday reviewed the National Vaccine Strategy and efforts made to ensure early availability of the vaccine.

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The NCOC morning session took stock of epidemic curve chart data, National Vaccine Strategy and update on vaccine administration.
The Forum was briefed over negotiations being made with the international vaccine manufacturers in order to get in time availability of the COVID vaccine.

The Forum was also briefed over vaccine administration and immunization plan, training of the staff whereas the EPI programme representatives were also directed to designate focal points at district and Tehsil level for grass roots level penetration of the programme.

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The Forum noted that the training of the staff should be spearheaded for positive and effective outcomes of the immunization programme.

The Health experts highlighted the increasing ratio of COVID-19 positivity and deaths due to the deadly virus. The Forum resolved that non-pharmaceutical interventions (alternate measures to treat the virus other than medical treatment) or NPIs implementation should be ensured at all levels for mitigating the pandemic outbreak risk.

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