ISLAMABAD: The Punjab government has started a door-to-door vaccination campaign in five major high-risk districts of the province — Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan and Gujranwala.
The Punjab Health Department has given a task to the health teams and the volunteers have been assigned the task to convince and vaccinate 40 per cent population of four districts, including Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan and Gujanwala, and 70 per cent of Rawalpindi.
Punjab Health Minister Prof Yasmin Rashid launched the door-to-door vaccination drive in Lahore on Monday by inaugurating a first centre at Shah Jamal.
As many as 450 social mobilisers will help the health teams convince and vaccinate people during the door-to-door campaign.
Addressing on the occasion, the health minister said Punjab was at the top among other provinces where most of the positive cases of the virus were reported.
She said the above-mentioned five districts were reporting a large number of deaths and positive cases. Resultantly, the Punjab government decided to launch a door-to-door drive in these districts to vaccinate the maximum population to stop further spread of the infection.
During the campaign, the health teams would achieve the target till Aug 14 by vaccinating 70pc of the population of Rawalpindi and 40pc of other four districts.