Pakistan’s Largest Vaccination Centre Inaugurated In Karachi

Pakistan’s Largest Vaccination Centre Inaugurated In Karachi

Pakistan’s biggest vaccination centre has been inaugurated by Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho at Karachi’s Expo Centre on Sunday.

It can facilitate around 30,000 vaccinations per day and will provide the service 24 hours.

Expo Centre Karachi comprised of 12 registration counters and six blocks that contain 96 cubicles.  360 health workers will serve at the centre to administer the COVID-19 vaccines.

As most infection in the city is from Karachi East, people living here are suggested to take the benefit of the Expo Centre vaccination facility, stated by Dr Pechuho. 

There were also other participants in the inauguration ceremony including officials from the National Command and Operation Centre, Parliamentary Secretary Qasim Soomro and Sindh Health Secretary Dr Kazim Jatoi. 

According to the health department, vaccination drives will be extended throughout the province including an increase in vaccination centres and ease of convenience for every community and demographic.

COVID-19 vaccinations will be open for people under 40 years as well, after May 16, the department updated. 

NCOC head Asad Umar stated on May 4, that coronavirus vaccination would begin for everyone above 18 years after Eid.

“We are willing to finance the federal government so that they may acquire the vaccines through fixed prices and provide them to Sindh,” Dr Pechuho said.

As stated by her, they want the speedy procurement of an adequate number of vaccines so that they can vaccinate maximum people, she added. 

According to the NCOC, it will be procuring 70 million vaccine doses by the end of this year for the whole of Pakistan.

“In case of any confusion regarding getting registered for the vaccine, please visit our vaccination centres where a trained member of staff will administer the vaccine to you,” Dr Pechuho said.

Sindh is providing free of cost vaccines including Sinovac, Cansino, Astrazeneca and Sinopharm. 

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According to the Sindh health minister, the public should be responsible to follow SOPs as this neglect has resulted in a major spike in infections.