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.
Health Minister #SindhGovt Dr Azra has inaugurated the largest vaccination centre of #Pakistan at Expo Centre, Karachi. This facility will be functional 24 hours a day & will be able to vaccinate 25,000 to 30,000 people a day without any charges #SayYesToVaccine pic.twitter.com/01OQveAChS— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) May 9, 2021