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Registration for COVID-19 Vaccination for the Elderly to Begin Next Week

The Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar, has announced that the registration process for the coronavirus vaccination program of people aged 65 and above will begin next week and that they will be vaccinated in March 2021.

Minister Umar, who also heads the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), tweeted, “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”.


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Pakistan has received two shipments of Sinopharm’s coronavirus vaccine consisting of 500,000 doses each. The most recent shipment reached Pakistan on Monday via a special flight of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force.


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The vaccine doses are being used to inoculate frontline healthcare workers across Pakistan, and over 12,000 frontline healthcare workers have already been vaccinated.

The health authorities have confirmed that Pakistan will receive six to seven million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca’s AZD1222 vaccine by the end of February, which will be used to inoculate the healthcare workers and the elderly.

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