Dr Faisal Sultan gets first jab of COVID-19 vaccine

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan announced that he has been administered the first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.

On a social media website Twitter, Dr Sultan said, “I registered myself as a healthcare worker on http://Covid.gov.pk/vaccine and received a PIN & instructions.”

“Got my 1st dose of vaccine (Sinopharm) today & feeling fine. If you are a health professional (below 60 years of age), please get vaccinated now. Protect yourself and other,” he added.

“If you are a healthcare worker and over the age of 60, please send your CNIC to 1166 and you will be vaccinated he urged of using the AstraZeneca vaccine in early March, inshallah.” 

Addressing to a press conference in Islamabad, he announced that Pakistan would be able to get 17 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine before June this year, including doses of AstraZeneca vaccine that would start arriving in the first week of March.

He said that the general health workers could get themselves registered for the vaccine through an online portal. “The process to register people aged above 65 for the immunisation process has begun,” said SAPM.

He asked people who are vaccinated against the virus to continue adopting precautionary measures while sharing that the vaccine has proved 90 percent effective and safe against the infection.