People going overseas and those above the age of 12 may be eligible for COVID vaccination booster injections, according to fresh information given by health ministry sources on Tuesday.
According to reports, the individual receiving the vaccination would be required to provide proof that the country to which he or she is traveling required booster injections of the COVID vaccine.
“Anyone traveling overseas for school, work, Hajj and Umrah, and other objectives will be provided the jab,” they stated, adding that “government officials and businesspeople traveling abroad would also receive the shots.”
Those aged 12 to 17 will receive a Pfizer booster injection, while those aged 18 and up will receive doses from Pfizer, Sinopharm, and Sinovac.
“The injections would only be provided at government-run vaccination facilities with separate counters for the purpose,” they added, adding that a charge will be paid to the National Bank of Pakistan in this respect (NBP).
People without NICs, those with high fevers or low immunity, chronic illnesses, and COVID-19 were among those who were unable to receive the injections, according to the sources.
“Administration of single or double booster injections will be chosen based on past vaccination details,” they added, adding that no one will receive a third shot.
According to the sources, the WHO has not yet authorized COVID booster injections, so people will have to acquire them on their own own.