ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar announced that the Pakistanis at the age of 40 or above can register for the coronavirus from April 27,2021.
The federal minister said that the government has also decided to start walk-in vaccination for all registered citizens of the 50 plus age group.
In his tweet he also mentioned that” if you are 40 years or older, please register and encourage others to register as well.”
Although the government is yet to acquire more vaccines for coronavirus, it is still hoping to vaccinate at least 70 million people by the end of this year, according to a report by The News.
Umar told the publication that Pakistan has so far acquired six million vaccine doses. He also added that the availability of vaccines had become problematic but we will ensure its availability in our country.
Pakistani officials are confident that the daily vaccination may hit 100,000 persons per day soon. They are also expecting that the vaccination will reach 200,000 per day in the coming weeks and months as it is gaining impulse in the country.
On Sunday, three planes of the PIA carrying a consignment of one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine left China for Pakistan. The vaccine doses were brought in Pakistan on the instruction of NCOC and National Disaster Management Authority.