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COVID-19 jab to turn into prerequisite for Hajj, int’l journey, says well being secy

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COVID-19 jab to become prerequisite for Hajj, int'l travel, says health secy

  • Parliamentary Well being Secretary Dr Nausheen Hamid says a whole vaccination programme has been developed for Pakistan.
  • Explains that Pakistan has sufficient inventory to vaccinate those that have already registered however “will definitely purchase” extra if required.
  • Says “in the coming days, Hajj and international travel will not be possible without the coronavirus vaccination”.


KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Vaccination towards COVID-19 will seemingly turn into a prerequisite earlier than travelling overseas, together with for Hajj, Parliamentary Well being Secretary Dr Nausheen Hamid mentioned Wednesday.

Dr Hamid advised Geo Pakistan hosts Abdullah Sultan and Huma Amir Shah {that a} full vaccination programme has been developed and that the variety of folks receiving the drug vaccine “will gradually increase”.

The federal government’s well being official added that Pakistan had sufficient inventory of vaccines towards the coronavirus for folks already registered.

Nevertheless, “if we need to buy vaccines, we will definitely purchase them”.

The coronavirus vaccines got to nations that had full and correct preparations to go forward with the marketing campaign, Dr Hamid mentioned, including that Pakistan is “fully prepared, which is why the vaccine has been provided”.

Noting that the vaccination of individuals over 60 years of age would begin from right now (Wednesday), she emphasised that within the coming days, worldwide journey with out the COVID-19 jab “will be difficult”.

“In the coming days, Hajj and international travel will not be possible without the coronavirus vaccination,” she mentioned.


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