The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday decided that complete vaccination certificates would become mandatory for air travel after September 10. The NCOC also took a major decision to speed up vaccination process across the country. The forum announced that the partial vaccination certificate would become invalid after September 10 whereas all the provinces had been informed regrading this decision. The interval between the first and second doses of all types of vaccines was reduced from 42 days to 28 days, the forum informed. The decision was made in consultation with the Ministry of Health and medical experts, it added. The forum had underlined that the early completion of vaccination process was useful in reducing the disease prevalence and spread in the country. Earlier, NCOC meeting chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar had decided that only vaccinated individuals would be allowed to travel by rail from October 1. The meeting had also expressed concern over the growing spread of COVID-19 in the country and especially in Rawalpindi and Peshawar. The forum issued instructions to the concerned districts to implement the safety protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs) and had also considered the measures to be taken in view of the arrival of Muharram.