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Asad Umar, on Wednesday, announced that the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) had decided to start the registration of persons aged 19 and above for vaccination against the coronavirus.

Here’s how to register for the covid-19 vaccine:

The way to become eligible for the vaccine is to register for it. It’s quite simple!

  • SMS your 13-digit CNIC number to 1166 and you’ll receive a code
  • The government will share the vaccination centre and date for the vaccination on the registered phone number.
  • Check your registration status after 24 hours

You can also register yourself online on NIMS by clicking here

[Update]: Initially the administration of the Covid-19 vaccine happened in phases. In the first phase, it was the healthcare workers and 65 years above citizens. After that, it was the 60 above that got the vaccine. Later, it was the 50 above but now, as the third wave continues to strengthen, it has been announced that everyone can get their dose of vaccine after eid. So after you are done celebrating eid while practicing social distancing, don’t wait up and register to get the vaccine for covid-19.

[March 26th, 2021]: Up until now, healthcare workers and senior citizens of above sixty age had been receiving the covid vaccine. But now, it will be available for 50-year-olds and above as well.

[Feb 3rd, 2021]: The pandemic brought the world to a standstill. While the healthcare workers were swamped with patients and critical coronavirus cases, most of us were forced to quarantine and maintain social distancing. Now that the vaccines are getting approved by regulatory authorities worldwide, Pakistan is also preparing for the post-vaccination world.

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Who Will Get Vaccinated First In Pakistan?

A few weeks back, the government and policy-makers came up with a framework and procedures to get the work on getting people vaccinated for the coronavirus started. The vaccination drive, as per initial reports would be commenced soon and will consist of three phases.

The Ministry of National Health and Services of Pakistan revealed that the country would be vaccinating the people through the traditional injection. The initial two doses would be injected on the person’s arm and would be injected with a margin of three to four weeks between them.

The Ministry’s official Twitter account revealed the information.

As soon as details started to come out regarding the arrival of vaccines to Pakistan, many were eager to learn who will be the first amongst the people to get vaccinated. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Dr. Faisal Sultan, announced that the frontline health care workers would be the priority when the vaccine arrives. He also revealed that in the next phase, people above the ages of 65 and other healthcare workers would be prioritized, and after that, people above the age of 60 and 18 would be vaccinated.

The vaccine would be distributed through the EPI (Extended Programme On Immunization). As per the government officials’ claims, the process would be streamlined via software, and as many as 400,000 healthcare workers have been registered so far through the program.

Imran Khan Officially Launched The Vaccination Programme

Soon after the news regarding the vaccination arriving in Pakistan reached, people were eager to see how the prime minister would respond to it. The first batch of the Covid 19 vaccines arrived from China yesterday, and Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the program officially and inaugurated the commencement of the protocols.

Many people are still expressing concerns and have speculated about how the program will turn out in the future despite the claims. Pakistani politicians, unfortunately, do not have a good track record when it comes to making promises to the public, and only time will tell how things will unfold in the future.

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