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NCOC head says Pakistan achieves target of vaccinating 70million people in 2021

ISLAMABAD: 31, DECEMBER, 2021: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Friday said Pakistan successfully achieved the target of vaccinating 70million people by year's end that some people thought was impossible.
The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) announced on the last day of 2021 that "the goal of complete vaccination of 70 million people by the end of 2021 has been achieved."
"I am grateful for the tireless work of the NCOC team, the federation, especially provincial administrations and the health teams," he said.
"The hard work of all these people achieved a goal that people thought was impossible," lauding his team at the NCOC.
On the other hand, the NCOC stated that "Today, Pakistan achieved the target of 70 million fully vaccinated individuals."
"Amongst the federating units, Islamabad leads with 77 % fully vaccinated. Punjab was at 51 %, Gilgit Baltistan at 46 %, Azad Jammu and Kashmir at 45 %, Balochistan at 42 %, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at 41%, and Sindh at 37 %," it added.
"Of the total eligible population, 46% is fully vaccinated, and 63% has received at least one dose."
All vaccination centres across the country will remain closed on the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and will resume work on January 3, 2022 (Monday), the NCOC announced. (04)

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