Vaccination for people aged 18 and above to start from June 3: Asad Umar
Federal Minister for Planning and Development – Asad Umar has announced that COVID-19 vaccination for people aged 18 and above will commence from June 3.
In a statement, NCOC Chief Asad Umar apprised that the forum has decided to start COVID-19 vaccination process for people aged 18 and above from June 3rd this week.
The development comes as earlier, government had started the registration process for COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 19 and above on May 27th last week.
Meanwhile, a total of 6,130,509 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across the country as part of the ongoing nation-wide inoculation drive.
In today's NCOC meeting it was decided to start scheduling vaccination of registered 18 plus from thursday the 3rd of june. With this step the vaccination of all eligible age groups would be carried out. Please register as soon as possible
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) May 31, 2021
3,180,246 people have been partially vaccinated against COVID-19, whereas 1,513,144 people have been fully vaccinated against the virus.
Pakistan has received more than 13 million COVID-19 vaccine doses so far. Currently, a total of six COVID-19 vaccines are being used in Pakistan namely Sinopharm, CansinoBio, Sputnik V, Oxford AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Sinovac to carryout nation-wide inoculation drive against the novel virus.
The country is expected to receive five million doses of various COVID-19 vaccines including two consignments of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX including Oxford AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines.
A PIA plane landed in Islamabad delivering 500,000 doses of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday a day earlier with another shipment of Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine due to reach Pakistan this week.