Pakistan enters covid-19 vaccine phase for age 30 and over

Pakistan on Sunday opened enrollment for residents that are 30-years of age or more for vaccination against COVID-19. All the immunization places in Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan, and Punjab are back to work directing shots to the enrolled residents, wellbeing workers, and the old people of 40 years or more while in Sindh the vaccination communities stayed open in any event, during two Eid holidays.

These centers are working according to the pre-Ramadan schedule from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. six days a week observing holidays on Friday.

The supply of Covid-19 vaccines

The Covid vaccine supply has improved in the country and as indicated by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) Pakistan is near accomplishing the milestone number of 1 million individuals ‘completely’ immunized in the several days. By ‘complete’ inoculation we mean overseeing of two portions, said Director General (DG) Health of Islamabad Dr. Muhammad Safdar.

Dr. Safdar earlier in a tweet asked those in the 30-39 years age group to get registered by sending their Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) number to 1166 so that they could be vaccinated on their turn.

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Vaccination process at Expo Centre Karachi

While in the rest of the country, registration of the 30-year old persons opened, the Sindh government has started vaccination of 18-year old persons and above. Pakistan’s largest vaccination center ‘Expo Centre’ is administering coronavirus vaccine to around 25,000 to 30,000 persons daily.

In the past 24-hours, some 11,709 persons were added to the number of completely vaccinated persons in Pakistan. Those who had their first dose are about 1.966 million and overall, Pakistan has administered more than 3.836 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Furthermore, the World Bank (WB) in a bid to help the country fight the pandemic has approved the provision of $153 million (Dh 561.984 million) to support the ongoing national vaccine drive in Pakistan.

New cases reports

The national tally of coronavirus cases after new cases has surged to 877,130 while the death toll stands at 19,543. Pakistan on Sunday reported 2,379 new infections of COVID-19 and 76 deaths in the last twenty-four hours. According to the National Command & Operation Centre (NCOC), 30,402 tests for COVID-19 were conducted during the last twenty-four hours that showed the positivity rate at 7.82 percent.