Citizens below 18 years to be administered Pfizer shots: NCOC

Statesman Report

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operating Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday revised its Covid vaccination guidelines for citizens below the age of 18.

"The general public age group for vaccination has been lowered to 17 years," the NCOC said, adding that the Pfizer vaccine will be administered to those who are below 18 years of age.

People below the age of 18 will have to provide their B-form number for registration in the National Immunisation Management System, the NCOC statement said.

Meanwhile, the statement added that immunocompromised individuals between 12 to 17 years of age will also be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine.

However, they will currently need to show their medical documents as proof as the vaccination drive has only been opened to persons above 17 years of age for now.