Pakistan begins administering coronavirus vaccine to all adults
Pakistan has officially opened a vaccination drive for everyone aged 19 or older.
The country had experienced uncertainty and shortage of supply of vaccination but now it has received over 18 million doses, including purchases from China and allocations from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Registration already opened for all adults on May 26. People can get themselves register by sending their CNIC number to 1166.
Overall, Pakistan has recorded over 926,695 coronavirus infections and more than 21,000 deaths. While on Thursday (today), the country reported 2,028 new cases and 92 deaths during the last 24 hours.
Till now, over seven million people across the country have been vaccinated against the virus. On Saturday, Pakistan set a record of administering more than 383,000 vaccines in a day. “The number of registrants is also getting increase and so far, 11.663 million people have registered,” stated NCOC head Asad Umar.
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Earlier this week, Pakistan secured over 100,000 doses of Pfizer. As per WHO, the Pfizer vaccine was supplied to the country free of charge through COVAX, the WHO vaccine-sharing association. It will also be part of the government’s immunization drive, along with the other vaccines including Sinopharm, Cansino, Sinovac, and AstraZeneca.