Pakistan to register 40-49 age group for vaccine from tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Pakistanis to start register the 40-49 age group for the coronavirus vaccine, said Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar announced on Monday.

The registration of 40-49 age group will start from April 27.

The minister said that the government has also decided to start walk-in vaccination for all registered citizens of the 50 plus age group.

“In Monday’s NCOC, meeting decided to open up registration of 40 plus age citizens starting tomorrow. Also decision taken to allow walk-in vaccination of all registered citizens of 50 plus age group,” Umar tweeted.

Pakistan is currently vaccinating people who are 50 plus and healthcare workers with Chinese vaccines.

A digital portal has been launched for the registration through which a code is assigned to the person and then they can go to a designated vaccination centre.

According to the NCOC, over 1.8 million people have been vaccinated in the country so far.

The government hopes to vaccinate at least 70 million people by the end of this year.

Corona Situation on Monday

At least 70 more people have succumbed to coronavirus in Pakistan, taking the nationwide COVID-19 death toll to 17,187, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data showed Monday.

The new cases 4,825 have taken the national tally of positive cases to 800,452. According to official data 285,542 reported in Punjab, 290,788 in Sindh, 114,077 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 72,613 in Islamabad, 21,743 in Balochistan, 16,591 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and 5,258 in Gilgit Baltistan.