KARACHI: The Covid-19 vaccination drive at Customs House Karachi continued for the second day and as many as 240 Customs employees were vaccinated.
On the directives of Additional Collector Umar Shafique, Assistant Collector Shafiullah organized the vaccination camp. Trained medical staff provided by Sindh government is administering the vaccine.
An official said the vaccine was very important given the rising infection ratio in the city, and advised the vaccine was completely safe and had no side effects whatsoever. The vaccine reduces the chances of infection by over 80 percent.
From Sunday onwards, the vaccination of the family members of Custom employees would also start.
In pursuance of initiative of Chief Collector Enforcement-South Dr Saif Uddin Junejo and Collector of Customs Preventive Saqif Saeed, a vaccination campaign for officers/officials working in Custom House Karachi is initiated from May 20, 2021.
The event will play a pivotal role in safety of general public and front liner custom staff in the midst of rising morality of third Covid-19 wave. The vaccination drive will hopefully reduce the immunity gap and protect the human resource from the menace of Covid-19.
An official said Chief Collector Saifuddin Junejo and Collector Saqif Saeed had approached Sindh government and secured 2,000 doses to vaccinate the staff at Custom House Karachi.
The official said vaccination of Customs staff across the country was quite important and the campaign should be started at other Custom Houses and stations in the country.