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  • Registration for coronavirus vaccination to be began subsequent week
  • Vaccination of individuals who register will begin in March
  • Pakistan imported coronavirus vaccine doses from China a number of days in the past

ISLAMABAD: Nationwide Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar introduced that the registration of coronavirus vaccination for folks aged 65 years and above will start from subsequent week. 

Umar took to Twitter on Wednesday to share that the vaccination of people that register from subsequent week for the coronavirus vaccination, their inoculation will start in March. 

“Inshallah will be opening up registration next week for covid vaccination for those 65 years and above. The vaccination of those who register in this category will start in march,” he tweeted. 

Pakistan receives second tranche of Sinopharm vaccines from China

Pakistan on Monday obtained half one million doses of the vaccine which had been dropped at Pakistan by way of a particular flight of the Individuals’s Liberation Military (PLA) Air Power.

Pakistan had already obtained 500,000 doses of the Chinese language vaccine, which is getting used to inoculate frontline healthcare staff within the nation. Up to now, over 12,000 frontline healthcare staff have already been vaccinated.

Well being authorities in Pakistan had earlier confirmed that the nation will get 6 to 7 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca’s AZD1222 vaccine by the tip of the present month, which might be used to inoculate the remaining healthcare staff in addition to folks above 65 years of age.

As a result of lack of knowledge, the Chinese language vaccine just isn’t really useful for folks above 60 years of age.

Well being authorities had stated that by the COVAX facility Pakistan was anticipated to get not less than 17 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s vaccine, whereas additionally it is hopeful of getting a number of hundred thousand doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine “BNT162b2” in donation, for which Extremely Chilly Chain (UCC) tools can be being acquired.

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