COVID-19: More than 1 million vaccine doses administered so far, says Asad Umar

Federal Minister for Planning and Development – Asad Umar has apprised that more than a million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across the country so far.

Asad Umar on Tuesday (today) took to social media to highlight that COVID-19 restrictions have contributed to decreasing COVID-19 positivity ratio.

However, due to momentum of last two weeks’ patients on critical care and mortality will stay at high levels for some time, said Asad Umar.

The federal minister also revealed that more than one million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far, with at least 76,000 inoculations carried out on Monday a day earlier.

Asad Umar noted that more than 2 million people have registered themselves for COVID-19 vaccination so far, of which 600,000 are healthcare workers.

It is pertinent to know that Pakistan launched its first COVID-19 vaccination programme on February 3rd after receiving 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from China’s Sinopharm on February 1st.

The COVID-19 vaccination drive was launched simultaneously in federal capital along with provincial capitals namely Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar.

Meanwhile the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination was launched on March 10th. The second phase of COVID-19 inoculation will focus on people who are aged 60 or above, as they’re more vulnerable to the novel virus.

According to Ministry of National Health Services, people above the age of 60 can get themselves registered via sending a text message at 1166 or can visit (NIMS) website.