COVID-19 vaccination: Registration of residents over age of 65 begins throughout Pakistan

  • Asad Umar says residents over age of 65 can register by messaging 1166
  • The federal minister says the vaccination for this age group will start in March
  • Punjab well being minister says individuals within the age bracket might be vaccinated from the vaccines acquired below COVAX

ISLAMABAD: Head of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Asad Umar introduced on Monday that the federal government has determined to register residents over the age of 65 for the coronavirus vaccine.

“Pleased to announce that registration for getting COVID vaccine is now open for all citizens 65 and above,” stated the minister who’s answerable for spearheading the nation’s combat in opposition to coronavirus.

Umar stated that these prepared to get themselves vaccinated can ship their CNIC quantity on 1166.

“Inshallah vaccinations for this age group will start in March,” stated Umar.

Taimur Jhagra lauds NCOC, Faisal Sultan, Asad Umar

Following the announcement, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Taimur Jhagra lauded the NCOC, SAPM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan and NCOC chief Asad Umar for his or her “tremendous job”.

“The NCOC, @Asad_Umar & @fslsltn have done a tremendous job of ensuring a smooth vaccine roll out across Pakistan,” tweeted Jhagra.

The minister believes that Pakistan’s vaccination marketing campaign will “roll out” in full swing within the subsequent few months because the non-public sector can even begin administering the drug.

‘COVAX tranche for use for vaccinating over 65’

Separately, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, advised DAWN TV on Sunday, that the nation will use the tranche of vaccine doses it will get by way of the worldwide COVAX platform to vaccinate residents over the age of 65.

She stated that vaccine will arrive in starting of March.

“Those [doses] will be used for the common people above the age of 65 years,” she stated.

The minister additionally shared that after Pakistan vaccinates individuals over the age of 65 it is going to develop the marketing campaign to residents over the age of 60.

Earlier this month, Pakistan had began its countrywide vaccination drive with the frontline healthcare staff being the primary one to get the necessary drug.

The nation initiated its vaccination marketing campaign after receiving 0.5 million doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine from China. The doses have been later distributed throughout all of the provinces by means of land and air.

Pakistan has accredited 4 COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use together with two from China and one every from the UK and Russia.

Pakistan’s vaccine technique

The authorities have established Adult Vaccine Administration throughout the nation and an inoculation course of is in place supported by the digital mechanism.

For grownup vaccine administration of the primary tranche, there have been 189 designated well being care amenities in Punjab, 14 in Sindh, 280 in KP, 44 in Balochistan, 14 in ICT, 25 in AJK and 16 in GB for the entire vaccine administration course of.

The NCOC is performing because the nerve centre whereas designated core centres have been established on the provincial / district and Tehsil degree.

The complete course of is managed by means of a digital National immunisation administration system ( NIMS) with minimal human intervention.