ISLAMABAD / Karachi: Effective today (Tuesday), all registered citizens aged 70 years and over can take advantage of the walk-in facility for Covid-19 vaccination, the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) announced Monday.
Convenience will be extended nationwide to all citizens of that age group, including residents of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. All registered citizens aged 70 years and over can enter any vaccination center from tomorrow onwards for vaccine administration, “the NCOC informed. The first condition for eligible citizens is to register by sending an SMS to the CNIC number 1166. Taking their NIC to the vaccination center of their choice is the only other requirement. The government has instructed the province to make arrangements to facilitate direct vaccination for citizens aged 70 and over. Vaccinations for residents belonging to the 60-70 year age group will continue as scheduled. In a related development, NCOC has approved the establishment of mass vaccination centers in 16 major cities namely (arranged in alphabetical order), Abbottabad, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Mansehra, Mirpur, Multan, Muzaffarabad, Peshawar , Rawalpindi, and Quetta.
The decision was made to speed up the vaccination process given the increasing burden of disease, and was inspired by the success of the vaccination center that was established at the Lahore Expo Center. Previously, accompanied by the PM’s Special Assistant for Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan, President Arif Alvi and First Lady Samina Alvi received their first injection of the Sinopharm vaccine at the Covid Vaccination Center located in Tarlai. President Alvi pointed out that around the world, elites are easily breaking queues to achieve self-protection against Covid. Pakistan’s vaccination policy, on the other hand, is age-regulated. The President appreciates the government’s transparent vaccination registration policy and is proud to be able to take advantage of the facility in turn, following the prescribed registration process. He advised the public to be careful even after vaccination, urging them to wear face masks, wash their hands frequently, and maintain social distancing, after the third wave of Covid-19 began to take its toll.
Meanwhile, residents of the sub-sector who have been sealed because they accommodate Covid cases to the maximum face a lot of inconvenience in traveling even in their own sector. Instead of simply blocking entry and exit points to these hot spots, barriers have been randomly placed on streets in sealed subsectors. On I-8/4, for example, two-way traffic on the dual roads leading to I-8 Markaz has been blocked, creating unnecessary traffic chaos. Residents are forced to go back and forth through narrow streets in residential areas to be able to reach markets to shop for groceries and other urgent needs.
Meanwhile, federal health officials said Pakistan is expected to get about two to three million doses of three different vaccines from China and through the COVAX facility, adding that these vaccines will be used to vaccinate the country’s adult population at these Bulk CVCs in cities across multiple cities. city. Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. “Pakistan is expected to receive more than half a million doses of Sinopharm vaccine this week while we have ordered 60,000 doses of the single-dose Chinese vaccine Cansino Bio, which is also expected to reach Islamabad this week.