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Over 72,000 Health, Frontline Workers Vaccinated Against Covid-19 In Pakistan: NCOC


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

20th Feb, 2021. 05:43 pm
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Over 72,000 Health, Frontline Workers Vaccinated Against Covid-19 In Pakistan: NCOC
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The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has said that the provinces are being provided with vaccines for frontline health works and Sindh province has been provided the most vaccines.

A statement issued by the NCOC said that about 72,882 frontline health workers have been vaccinated in Pakistan.

In addition, the NCOC said that regarding the number of vaccines provided in the provinces and different parts, the highest number of vaccines were provided to Sindh province which number is 121,000.

According to the NCOC, 118,000 vaccines have been provided to Punjab and 28,000 to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In this regard, it was further stated that the NCOC provided 16,000 vaccines to Balochistan, 15,000 to Islamabad, 11,000 to Azad Kashmir and 5,000 to Gilgit-Baltistan.

The NCOC said that in the first phase, a total of 314,500 vaccines have been provided to frontline health workers.

According to the NCOC, 5.6 million vaccines will reach Pakistan by the end of March 21, of which 2.8 million vaccines for Gavi COVAX will arrive in the first week of March 21.

According to the NCOC, 2.8 million doses will reach Pakistan by the second week of March 21.

In addition, 17.1 million vaccines will arrive in Pakistan by June 21.

According to the NCOC, registration of citizens above 60 years of age has also been started and senior citizens can send an SMS to 1166 on CNIC for registration.

According to the organization, the registration of health care workers can also be done at www.covid.gov.pk/vaccine.

It may be recalled that Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Health, had said that initially 20 million doses of coronavirus vaccine would be procured for Pakistan.

The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) had in January approved another COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Chinese state-owned company Sinofam.

It is worth mentioning here that Pakistan has already pre-booked 1.1 million users of Synofam COVID-19 vaccine.

On January 16, Drape authorized the emergency use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Pakistan.

Dr. Faisal Sultan had said in a statement that DRAP had allegedly approved the AstraZeneca vaccine which is being developed by India.

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