RAWALPINDI – District Health Authority (DHA) will administer anti-Covid doses to youngsters falling in the age group of 15 to 18 years at educational institutions from September 20.
District Health Officer for Communicable Diseases Dr Waqar Ahmed while talking to APP said that an effective microplan was being devised to cover the maximum number of young people under the drive.
He said that data of students enrolled in government and private schools and colleges were being collected to carry out the vaccination in a planned manner.
Dr Waqar informed, “Free of cost Pfizer vaccine will be given to teenagers while Form B of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) would be mandatory for jabs,” he added.
The health officer asked the youngsters to send their Form B number on SMS number 1166 and get their registration number for vaccination.
He said people would be able to get vaccination certificates from Nadra’s website just like people with computerized national identity cards.
On August 24, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, during a press conference, had announced that from Sept 1, people over the age of 17 years would be able to get the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine and would have to be fully vaccinated by Oct 15 to enter educational institutions.