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Pakistan begins registration of residents over age of 65 for COVID-19 vaccination

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  • Asad Umar says residents over age of 65 can register by messaging 1166
  • The federal minister says the vaccination for this age group will start in March

ISLAMABAD: Head of the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Asad Umar introduced on Monday that the federal government will begin vaccinating residents over the age of 65 for coronavirus in March for which the registration course of has began from at present. 

“Pleased to announce that registration for getting COVID vaccine is now open for all citizens 65 and above,” stated the minister who’s answerable for spearheading the nation’s combat in opposition to coronavirus. 

The minister stated that these keen on getting themselves vaccinated can write down their CNIC quantity and ship a message on 1166. 

“Inshallah vaccinations for this age group will start in March,” stated Umar.

Earlier this month Pakistan had began its countrywide vaccination drive with the frontline healthcare staff being the primary one to get the vital drug.

Learn extra: Pakistan to obtain 17 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine earlier than April, says British Excessive Fee

The nation initiated its vaccination marketing campaign after receiving 0.5 million doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine from China. The doses have been later distributed throughout all of the provinces via land and air.

Pakistan has accepted 4 COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use together with two from China and one every from UK and Russia.

Pakistan’s vaccine technique

The authorities have established Grownup Vaccine Administration throughout the nation and an inoculation course of is in place supported by the digital mechanism.

Learn extra: No unintended effects of COVID-19 vaccine, Pakistani frontline well being staff say

For grownup vaccine administration of the primary tranche, there have been 189 designated well being care services in Punjab, 14 in Sindh, 280 in KP, 44 in Balochistan, 14 in ICT, 25 in AJK and 16 in GB for the entire vaccine administration course of.

The NCOC is appearing because the nerve centre whereas designated core centres have been established on the provincial / district and Tehsil stage.

Your complete course of is managed via a digital Nationwide immunisation administration system ( NIMS) with minimal human intervention.

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