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ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus vaccination for individuals aged 65 and above will start from subsequent week in Pakistan. 

This was introduced by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar on Twitter Wednesday. 

“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,” he tweeted.

Pakistan receives second tranche of Sinopharm vaccines from China

Pakistan on Monday acquired half 1,000,000 doses of the vaccine which have been dropped at Pakistan through a particular flight of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force.

Pakistan had already acquired 500,000 doses of the Chinese vaccine, which is getting used to inoculate frontline healthcare employees within the nation. So far, over 12,000 frontline healthcare employees have already been vaccinated.

Health authorities in Pakistan had earlier confirmed that the nation will get 6 to 7 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca’s AZD1222 vaccine by the tip of the present month, which might be used to inoculate the remaining healthcare employees in addition to folks above 65 years of age.

Due to lack of knowledge, the Chinese vaccine is just not beneficial for folks above 60 years of age.

Health authorities had stated that by means of the COVAX facility Pakistan was anticipated to get no less than 17 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s vaccine, whereas it’s also hopeful of getting a number of hundred thousand doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine “BNT162b2” in donation, for which Ultra Cold Chain (UCC) gear can be being acquired. 

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