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Sindh to start vaccinating citizens under 40 after May 16

Sindh govt aims to vaccinate 70 million people by December this year.

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Sindh to start vaccinating citizens under 40 after May 16 as the provincial government aims to vaccinate 70 million people by December this year.

The announcement was made by the Sindh Minister for Health Dr. Azra Pechuho on Sunday as she inaugurated the largest vaccination centre of Pakistan at Expo Centre, Karachi.

She said that the coronavirus vaccine will be available to all people in the province starting May 16, 2021. 

Speaking about the ongoing vaccination drive in the province, Dr. Pechuho said that as vaccine doses continue to arrive in Pakistan, the government will keep opening new inoculation centres to facilitate the masses.

“[The Sindh government] aims to vaccinate 70 million people by December this year,” the health minister said, adding that it is necessary for everyone to vaccinate themselves so that the spread of the virus could be curbed. 

“I would also urge the masses to continue to follow the government’s mandated coronavirus standard operation procedures. Wear a mask whenever around people,” she said. 

The facility at Expo Centre, Karachi, will be functional 24 hours a day and will be able to vaccinate 25,000 to 30,000 people a day without any charges.

 

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.