NCOC Further Reduces Age Limit for Booster Shots

The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has reduced the age limit for booster shots after a recent surge in the COVID-19 cases in the country.

The decision was taken in a meeting on Friday, and the NCOC tweeted: “In Today’s NCOC session, the age limit for a booster dose has been further reduced. From tomorrow onwards, citizens over 18 years will be eligible for a free booster dose of their choice ”.

It added that the booster doses will be administered after a gap of six months after the initial vaccination. The decision has been taken to speed up the vaccination process amid the escalating number of COVID-19 infections in the country.

The fifth wave of the pandemic is wreaking havoc in the country. During the last 24 hours, Pakistan’s coronavirus positivity shot to 7.36 percent, with over 3,500 new cases.

According to the figures from the NCOC, a total of 48,449 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours, of which 3,567 were positive. This is the highest number of cases in the country since 9 September 2021 when 3,689 people had tested positive.