The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) has announced that people over the age of 18 will start getting the coronavirus vaccine from June 3.
“In today’s NCOC meeting, it was decided to start scheduling vaccination of registered 18-plus from Thursday, the 3rd of June. With this step, the vaccination of all eligible age groups would be carried out,” NCOC chief Asad Umar wrote on Twitter.
He also insisted people to register themselves for the vaccine earliest possible. Whereas the NCOC had opened up walk-in coronavirus vaccinations for people aged 30 and above and teachers over 18 years old.
More than five million people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus infection in Pakistan so far, according to the federal planning minister.
Whereas on May 16, Pakistan had opened registrations for citizens aged 19 and above for coronavirus vaccination. In a tweet, Umar had said registration will be open for the entire national population which is approved by health experts for the vaccine.
Umar had explained that the government was opening up registrations for more age groups as Pakistan’s vaccine supply continues to improve and the country’s vaccination capacity gets boosted day by day.
It is also to be noticed that on May 3, Pakistan opened registration for the vaccination of people aged between 40 to 49 years across the country and, consequently, began walk-in vaccinations for people of the same age group.
Furthermore, a digital portal has been launched by the federal government for the purpose of registration through which a code is assigned to the person. They can then go to a designated vaccination center and get a vaccine.