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Pakistan to determine centres in main cities for mass coronavirus vaccination drive

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  • NCOC says walk-in vaccination facility to open for individuals over 70-years outdated.
  • Aged individuals can register themselves at 1166 and get vaccinated on the nearest well being facility.
  • Islamabad, Faisalabad, Karachi, Gujranwala, Peshawar, amongst cities the place facility will open.

The Nationwide Command and Operations Centre has introduced the opening of vaccination centres throughout Pakistan’s main cities because the nation’s coronavirus circumstances rise.

The NCOC, in a press release on Monday, mentioned walk-in vaccination services could be opened from March 16 for individuals over 70 years of age and so they can get themselves vaccinated on the nearest well being facility after registering at 1166.

The NCOC mentioned all provinces are required to determine mass COVID-19 vaccination centres (CVCs) on the Expo Centre Lahore’s sample. The cities the place the services might be arrange embrace:

  • Islamabad
  • Faisalabad
  • Karachi
  • Gujranwala
  • Lahore
  • Gujrat
  • Quetta
  • Hyderabad
  • Peshawar
  • Muzaffarabad
  • Rawalpindi
  • Mirpur
  • Multan
  • Abbottabad
  • Mansehra
  • Bahawalpur

Equally, individuals aged 60-69 years will proceed to be scheduled as per the prevailing process until additional announcement, the NCOC mentioned.

The NCOC suggested that provinces and districts ought to hold adequate shares at well being services for vaccination of senior residents — and it ought to be greater than the vaccines reserved as a second dose for scheduled individuals. 

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