ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar announced on Monday that the vaccination registration for citizens aged 65 and above had now begun in Pakistan.
In a tweet, the federal minister further added that citizens who wanted to register for the vaccination should SMS their CNIC number to 1166 for registration. The inoculation itself will be carried out in March, hopefully, he confirmed.
Last month, the NCOC unveiled a comprehensive plan to administer the Covid-19 vaccine across the country. It said that the vaccine strategy plan had been formulated by the federation in consultation with all provinces and stakeholders.
The plan was shared after China pledged a donation of 500,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine made by the Chinese firm Sinopharm.
The country’s vaccination drive began with the frontline healthcare workers being vaccinated first, in February, after the 500,000 doses of Sinopharm arrived from China.
Additonally, Pakistan has also secured 17 million indicative doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, out of which 35-40 per cent or 6 to 6.8 million doses will be available within the first quarter of the current year.