Govt begins COVID-19 vaccination to citizens of 50 to 59 years age

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination has started vaccination of senior citizens of age 50 to 59 years across the country.

According to the Ministry of National Health Services, for registration, citizens of this age group should send SMS with computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) number to 1166 from any mobile number or visit the website of the National Immunization Management System (NIMS) which is

The ministry said that the vaccine center and date will be communicated through SMS as per schedule while citizens can get complete information about the vaccination process while using NIMS’s website with having facility of registration for vaccination also.

Foreign nationals can register for the Covid-19 vaccination programme on the provision of a passport number along with a valid mobile number to check whether the information is available on NIMS website for registration for vaccination.

It said that there was a walk-in facility for senior citizens above 65 years at the nearest vaccination centre to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Citizens of this age group can send their CNIC number through mobile number to 1166 to get registered, the ministry added.

senior citizens of age 60 to 64 years can also SMS their CNIC to 1166 from any mobile number or visit for registration.

Pakistan recorded 5,445 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s COVID-19 tally to 766,882.

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the country’s death toll climbed to 16,453 after 137 people succumbed to the deadly disease during the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 4,286 patients recovered from the deadly disease in a day taking total recoveries to 667,131. According to NCOC, the total active COVID-19 cases across the country were reported to be 83,298.