Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Health Ministry has launched a door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination drive in Peshawar, Mardan, Swat, Mansehra, and Abbottabad, the five high-risk districts of the province.
According to details, teams of District Health Authorities (DHA), consisting of medical technicians and qualified lady health workers, will go door-to-door to vaccinate people aged above 18 years in all tehsils and union councils of these districts till 10 August.
All DHA teams deployed for the campaign have been issued special instructions and informed that no negligence during the door-to-door drive would be tolerated.
The provincial Health Ministry has launched the door-to-door vaccination campaign after health experts warned that the Delta variant could rear its head in the province as it is 20% more transmissible and reduces the efficacy of antibodies by 50%.
A Health Ministry spokesperson said that the door-to-door vaccination campaign has been launched in five high-risk districts in the first phase. The campaign will be extended to the remaining districts of the province in the next stage.
Earlier this week, Punjab’s Health Ministry also launched a two-week-long door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, and Multan.