Pakistan launches vaccination of 18-year olds and above

By: News Desk      Published: 10:22 AM, 3 Jun, 2021
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A youth receives a dose of the Covid-19 coronavirus Sinovac vaccine at a vaccination camp in Karachi.–AFP

Pakistan on Thursday began inocula­tion against the Covid-19 coronavirus of people aged 18 years and above, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

Asad Umar, the federal planning minister and the chairman of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), announced on Twitter earlier this week, noting that with this advancement, all eligible age groups will be vaccinated at the same time.

According to Pakistan’s federal planning minister, more than five million individuals have been vaccinated against coronavirus illness. Umar urged the general population to register for vaccinations as soon as possible.

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Pakistan launched registrations for covid-19 immunization for people aged 19 and above on May 16. Umar stated in a tweet that registration would be extended to the full national population if the vaccine is authorized by health experts.

As Pakistan’s vaccine supply improves and the country’s vaccination capability grows, Umar stated that the government was expanding registrations to include additional age groups.

So far, more than 7,953,574 people have been vaccinated against coronavirus in Pakistan.

The NCOC had the other day decided to set up separate Covid vaccination centres for the teachers and educational staff.

The body has directed to complete the vaccination of the teachers by June 5.

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Earlier, the NCOC had decided to open walk-in vaccinations for people over the age of 30. According to details, in a tweet message on the social networking website, Federal Minister for Planning Asad Omar apprised about the walk-in vaccination.