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ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation (NCOC) had decided to open registration for citizens aged 19 years of age and above from tomorrow Thursday, May 27.
This was stated by Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Asad Umar after a meeting of the NCOC. He said registration will now be open for the entire national population which is approved by health experts for COVID-19 vaccination.
“In today’s NCOC meeting we decided to open up vaccination registration for all 19 years and above. This registration will start from tomorrow,” he said on Twitter. “So now registration will be open for the entire national population which is approved by health experts for covid vaccination.”
In today’s NCOC meeting we decided to open up vaccination registration for all 19 years and above. This registration will start from tomorrow. So now registration will be open for the entire national population which is approved by health experts for covid vaccination
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) May 26, 2021
A day earlier, Asad Umar said over 250,000 people were vaccinated against the coronavirus (Covid-19) across Pakistan on May 24 for the first time.
“Yesterday, more than 250,000 people were inoculated in a single day for the first time,” he wrote on Twitter. “A total of 267,953 people were administered coronavirus vaccine the other day,” he said, appealing to the people who have signed up for vaccination to visit a coronavirus vaccination centre to get inoculated.
A week ago, the NCOC had opened registration of citizens above 30 years of age for CPVODF-19 vaccines, urging everyone to “get yourself vaccinated”.
The NCOC explained that citizens above 30 years of age could register themselves by sending their CNIC numbers to 1166. It added that walk-in vaccinations were now open for those above 40 years, but it would require prior registration.
Earlier, the NCOC had decided to begin registering people between the 30 and 40-year age bracket for Covid-19 vaccines after Eid-ul-Fitr.
At the time, Asad Umar had said that due to availability of sufficient doses, it had been decided to expand the vaccine outreach to other age groups.
“By the end of the current month, production of the vaccine will also start at the National Institute of Health. Moreover, we will get millions of doses under Covax in the coming months,” he had added.