Press Release - Media Cell MTI-HMC PESHAWAR - December 03, 2021
HMC Peshawar starts free Covid-19 jabs booster
PESHAWAR: Medical Teaching Institute- Hayatabad Medical Complex (MTI-HMC) Peshawar has started a single additional covid-19 vaccination for selected categories as per the Ministry of National Health Service Regulation and Coordination, Government of Pakistan's fresh guidelines. The booster jab is available for person with low immune system, citizens above 50 years age and healthcare workers. According to the guidelines healthcare workers and senior citizens will get the jab free of cost, however, the persons below 50 or traveling abroad will have to pay PKR 1270 per dose. Medical Director, MTI-HMC, Dr. Shahzad Akbar said that the hospital has made all arrangements in this regard. As per the new guidelines it is recommended that the person receiving booster vaccine should have received the last vaccine at least 6 months ago. For the people recovering from a recent covid-19 infection may wait for 28 days for the booster jab. According to the guidelines additional dose may be the same as the initial vaccine based on the availability. However, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine can be used as an additional dose. It is to mention here that MTI-HMC Peshawar is the only booster vaccination center in Peshawar as notified by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.