Dr Faisal Sultan will get first dose of Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan on Monday introduced that he had acquired the primary dose of the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine. 

Taking to Twitter, the federal government consultant urged healthcare employees beneath the age of 60 to get themselves vaccinated as nicely. 

The prime minister’s aide added that he was “feeling fine” after the dose. 

“I registered myself as a healthcare worker on http://Covid.gov.pk/vaccine and received a PIN & instructions. Got my 1st dose of vaccine (Sinopharm) today & feeling fine,” he tweeted.

In one other tweet, he outlined how healthcare employees over the age of 60 can get vaccinated subsequent month.

“If you are a healthcare worker and over the age of 60, please send your CNIC to 1166 and you will be vaccinated using the AstraZeneca vaccine in early March, inshallah,” he tweeted. 

Pakistan to get 5.6mn coronavirus vaccines doses in March

Around 5.6 million COVID vaccine doses are anticipated to arrive within the nation by the top of March 2021, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) had stated on Sunday.

Out of those, 2.eight million doses of Gavi/COVAX are anticipated to reach by the primary week of March and a pair of.eight million doses by the second week of March.

The nation has managed to vaccinate 72,882 Front Line Healthcare Workers (FLHCWs) beneath the nationwide vaccination technique thus far which is being carried out concurrently throughout the nation.

As many as 17.1 million doses will reach Pakistan by the top of June 2021 which might assist in efficiently working the nationwide vaccination drive, stated the NCOC.

However, the registration of residents over 60 years of age has additionally been began. Senior residents can SMS their CNIC numbers in 1166 to get themselves registered for the vaccine.

Moreover, the registration of basic healthcare employees has additionally began. They can register at www.covid.gov.pk/vaccine.