Pakistan has announced that it will register citizens aged 19 and above for the coronavirus vaccine starting from Today Thursday May 27,2021.
The decision was made by the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), according to NCOC chief Asad Umar.
He tweeted that the registration would start from today May, 27 ,2021
In today's NCOC meeting we decided to open up vaccination registration for all 19 years and above. This registration will start from tomorrow. So now registration will be open for the entire national population which is approved by health experts for covid vaccination
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) May 26, 2021
Ten days earlier, on May 16, Pakistan opened the registry for people aged 30 and over. Umar explained that the government was opening registries for more age groups as Pakistan’s vaccine supply continues to improve and the country’s vaccination capacity improves day by day.
As vaccine supply continues to improve and vaccination capacity gets enhanced in all Federating units, we continue to expand the categories of those who are eligible to get vaccinated. Starting sunday the 16th of May, registration will be open to all 30 years and older citizens
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) May 12, 2021
On May 3, Pakistan opened the coronavirus vaccination registry for people aged 40 to 49 across the country and subsequently began walk-in vaccination for people of the same age group.
The federal government has launched a digital registration portal through which a person is assigned a code and can then go to a designated vaccination center and receive a shot.
The day before, the government announced that it had started production of the Chinese single-dose vaccine CanSino at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
A tweet from the official government account said three million doses of the vaccine would be produced per month to “significantly reduce Pakistan’s dependence on importing vaccines from other countries.”
Pakistan has started production of China’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine CanSino at National Institute of Health (NIH) plant. This facility will produce 3 million doses/month and as a result, significantly reduce Pakistan’s dependence on importing vaccine from other countries. pic.twitter.com/ejXhq9QsUG
— Government of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) May 25, 2021
The Prime Minister of Health’s special assistant, Dr Faisal Sultan, also confirmed that the vaccine was ready for use.
“Congratulations to the NIH Pak team and their leadership on the successful filling / finishing (from concentrate) of the CanSino vaccine with the help of CanSinoBio Inc. China. The product has passed rigorous internal quality control tests. An important step in helping our vaccine supply line, ”tweeted Dr. Sultan.
Congratulations to the NIH Pak team and its leadership for successful fill/finish (from concentrate) of the Cansino vaccine with the help of Cansino Bio Inc. China. The product has passed the rigorous internal QA testing. An imp step to help in our vaccine supply line pic.twitter.com/hrkySTJxPX
— Faisal Sultan (@fslsltn) May 24, 2021