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Pakistan to start COVID Vaccination of people aged 65 years and above from March

Pakistan will start COVID Vaccination of people aged 65 years and above from March.

Asad Umar, chief of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) in a tweet on Wednesday made the announcement about the vaccination driver start from March.

He also said that the registration of coronavirus vaccination for people aged 65 years and above will begin next week. 

“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,” Asad Umar tweeted.

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In the first phase of the vaccination drive, Pakistan has so far vaccinated over 12,000 frontline healthcare workers across the country.

Pakistan had already received 500,000 doses of the Chinese vaccine currently used for vaccinating front line health workers.

According to the health authorities, Pakistan will get 6 to 7 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca’s AZD1222 vaccine by the end of the current month, which would be used for the remaining healthcare workers as well as people above 65 years of age.

Saman Siddiqui

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