ISLAMABAD, Apr 17 (APP): Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar Saturday said the anti COVID vaccination for age group 50 to 59 years, would start from April 21.
In his tweet, the minister said “the decision taken in today’s NCOC (National Command and Operation Center) meeting to start vaccination of people in the age group of 50 to 59 from Wednesday the 21st of April”.
Asad Umar called upon the people to get registered for the vaccination.
Pakistan would receive 15 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, to be delivered by May 2021, under COVAX, a global initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. This was announced by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in a meeting with Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Berlin on Monday, during which they also held discussions on mitigating the impact of COVID-19.
Pakistan has so far reported 16,094 deaths due to COVID-19, and currently has 79,108 active cases related to the virus.
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