- Life Saving Vaccines to be provided at the doorsteps
KARACHI, Jan 27,2022- Sindh Health Department with the support of NCOC will launch a door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination drive from the February 1 to 14th, 2022 to enhance vaccination coverage and to ensure that citizens are protected from the Corona Virus.
The COVID pandemic is still on with new variants emerging and the rapid spread of the virus in the last few weeks requires a speed up of immunization activities to boost the immunity of the population.
The total target for this campaign is 12,748,123 citizens above 12 years of age who will receive their first dose while another 5,712,014 citizens will receive their second dose of the vaccine, this makes a total target of 18,460,137.
EPI Sindh is deploying 10,988 skilled persons/social mobilizers across the province to reach the masses with the first and second dose of the COVID vaccine and they will be supervised by 1134 UCMOs.
The vaccines available for this campaign include 180,495 doses of Sputnik, 354,652 doses of Moderna, 2,201,759 doses of Pfizer, 676,641 doses of Sinopharm, 2,131,573 doses of Sinovac and 474,875 doses of Atrazeneca.
This campaign is the need of the hour as Sindh has reported 51000 cases of COVID-19 in the last 30 days. The vaccines will help citizens to be protected against the virus and severe illness. At the moment 37% of Sindh’s eligible population, 13.907 million citizens are fully vaccinated while another 18.810 million have received the first dose of their COVID vaccines. This campaign will further help increase coverage while citizens will have the opportunity to vaccinate at their own doorsteps.