Govt fixes Covid booster shot price for travellers going abroad at Rs1,270

Statesman Report

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services fixed on Saturday the price of a single dose of a booster shot against Covid-19 for persons travelling abroad at Rs1,270.

According to a notification issued by the ministry, the price had been fixed in pursuance of the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC) decision taken during a meeting on August 24.

The notification stated booster shots would be administered to travellers at selected vaccination centres upon the payment of the said amount.

It added that the payment could be deposited to the relevant account at all branches of the National Bank of Pakistan.

The decision comes as Pakistanis continue to struggle in the face of coronavirus-related travel restrictions with several countries not recognising Chinese Covid-19 vaccines, which have been administered to the majority here.