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‘Feeling advantageous’: SAPM on Well being Dr Faisal Sultan will get first dose of coronavirus vaccine

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  • SAPM on well being Dr Faisal Sultan shares image of himself getting vaccinated
  • Dr Faisal Sultan advises healthcare staff under the age of 60 to get vaccinated now
  • “Feeling fine,” says Dr Faisal Sultan

ISLAMABAD: Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Well being Dr Faisal Sultan on Monday obtained his first dose of the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine. 

Taking to Twitter, the prime minister’s aide shared an image by which he will be seen being injected with the vaccine on his left arm. 

Learn extra: ‘No main response from coronavirus vaccine,’ says Karachi well being official

“I registered myself as a healthcare worker on http://Covid.gov.pk/vaccine and received a PIN & instructions. Got my 1st dose of vaccine (Sinopharm) today & feeling fine,” he tweeted. 

Dr Faisal suggested different well being professionals under the age of 60 years to get vaccinated. “Protect yourself and others,” he tweeted. 

In one other tweet, he outlined how healthcare staff over the age of 60 can get vaccinated subsequent month.  

“If you are a healthcare worker and over the age of 60, please send your CNIC to 1166 and you will be vaccinated using the AstraZeneca vaccine in early March, inshallah,” he tweeted. 

Learn extra: Pakistan to get 5.6mn coronavirus vaccines doses in March

Pakistan to get 5.6mn coronavirus vaccines doses in March

Round 5.6 million COVID vaccine doses are anticipated to reach within the nation by the tip of March 2021, the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) had mentioned on Sunday.

Out of those, 2.8 million doses of Gavi/COVAX are anticipated to achieve by the primary week of March and a couple of.8 million doses by the second week of March.

The nation has managed to vaccinate 72,882 Entrance Line Healthcare Staff (FLHCWs) beneath the nationwide vaccination technique thus far which is being carried out concurrently throughout the nation.

As many as 17.1 million doses will attain Pakistan by the tip of June 2021 which might assist in efficiently operating the nationwide vaccination drive, mentioned the NCOC. 

Nevertheless, the registration of residents over 60 years of age has additionally been began. Senior residents can SMS their CNIC numbers in 1166 to get themselves registered for the vaccine.

Furthermore, the registration of common healthcare staff has additionally began. They’ll register at www.covid.gov.pk/vaccine.

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