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Pakistanis not registering for COVID-19 vaccine is the most important downside, says well being official

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  • Dr Nosheen Hamid says persons are not getting themselves registered for the coronavirus vaccine jab.
  • Says as of now, a little bit over 2mn folks have gotten themselves registered.
  • Hamid maintains that the federal government will launch a marketing campaign that may encourage the lots to get vaccinated towards Covid-19.

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary on Well being Dr Nosheen Hamid on Wednesday lamented that Persons are not getting themselves registered for the coronavirus vaccine jab although registrations have been allowed as much as the age of fifty.

Talking to media, the senior well being official famous: “As of now, a little over 2mn people have gotten themselves registered [for the vaccine]. Out of these, 650,000 are healthcare workers.”

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“The biggest problem right now is that Pakistanis are not registering for COVID-19,” she mentioned.

Hamid maintained that the federal government will provoke a marketing campaign that may encourage the lots to get vaccinated towards the contagious illness.

The well being secretary confirmed that other than the donated vaccine doses from China, Pakistan may even obtain the cargo of coronavirus vaccine doses from China that the nation has bought. 

In the meantime, Woman Well being Staff have been employed in Islamabad to encourage the aged for vaccination, in line with the district well being division.

As many as 100,000 folks have registered themselves for the coronavirus vaccine in Islamabad together with the well being care employees.

The district well being division mentioned that out of the registered individuals, 70,000 have been vaccinated.

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About 90% of the registered individuals over 60 years of age have been vaccinated, the division notified.

4,000 to 4,500 persons are being vaccinated every day in Islamabad, the division added.

Cell and camp vaccination can be launched for the aged above the age of 80 years in Islamabad. This facility is for folks residing away from vaccination centres.

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