Pakistan to start vaccine registration for citizens aged 19 and above from Thursday

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: NCOC head and Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar on Wednesday announced that Pakistan has decided to open up vaccination registration for all 19 years and above.

After chairing the meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) in Islamabad, Asad Umar said “We decided to open up vaccination registration for all 19 years and above. This registration will start tomorrow.”

“So now registration will be open for the entire national population which is approved by health experts for Covid vaccination,” the minister said.

On Tuesday, Asad Umar had said that over 250,000 people were vaccinated against the coronavirus (Covid-19) across Pakistan on May 24 for the first time. “Yesterday [Monday], more than 250,000 people were inoculated in a single day for the first time,” he said in a tweet.

“A total of 267,953 people were administered coronavirus vaccine the other day,” he said, appealing to the people who have signed up for vaccination to visit any coronavirus vaccination centre to get inoculated.

On May 16 last, Pakistan opened registration for persons aged 30 and above. Umar had explained that the government was opening up registrations for more age groups as Pakistan’s vaccine supply continued to improve and the country’s vaccination capacity got enhanced day by day.

On May 3 last, Pakistan had opened registration for the coronavirus vaccination for people aged between 40 to 49 years across the country. Walk-in vaccinations for people aged 50 and above started across the country.

A digital portal has been launched by the federal government for the registration through which a code was assigned to the person and then they can go to a designated vaccination centre and get a jab.