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ISLAMABAD: The government will start the registration for the coronavirus vaccine for citizens aged 40 years and above from tomorrow.
The decision was made in a meeting of the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Asad Umar. “In today’s NCOC meeting decided to open up registration of 40 plus age citizens starting tomorrow,” tweeted Asad umar.
The meeting also decided allow walk in vaccination of all registered citizens aged 50 and above. Asad Umar, who head the NCOC, urged citizens aged 40 years or older to register themselves and encourage others.
In today’s NCOC meeting decided to open up registration of 40 plus age citizens starting tomorrow. Also decision taken to allow walk in vaccination of all registered citizens of 50 plus age group. If you are 40 years or older please register and encourage others to register
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) April 26, 2021
Pakistan is currently vaccinating people who are 50 plus and healthcare workers with Chinese vaccines. Over 1.8 million people have been vaccinated in the country so far starting from healthcare workers and senior citizens.
The federal government has launched a digital portal for registration through which a code is assigned to the person and then they will have to visit designated vaccination centre and get a jab.
Meanwhile, three planes of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying a consignment of one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China have arrived.
Two special planes and a PIA regular flight was used to airlift the corona vaccine doses from China. Another consignment of two million doses of vaccine will also be transported from China by the national flag carrier on Thursday.