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.

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.