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Pakistan to receive 5.6 million of coronavirus vaccine doses next month


LAST UPDATED: Feb. 21, 2021, 4:26 p.m.

New Delhi: Pakistan will be receiving a shipment of around 5.6 million Covid vaccine doses by the end of March 2021, said National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday.

Out of these, 2.8 million doses of Gavi/COVAX are expected to reach by the first week of March and 2.8 million doses by the second week of March, local media reported.

As on date, the country has managed to inoculate 72,882 Front Line Healthcare Workers (FLHCWs) under the national vaccination programme which is being implemented simultaneously across the country.

As many as 17.1 million doses will reach Pakistan by the end of June 2021 which would help in successfully running the national vaccination drive.

However, the registration of citizens over 60 years of age has also been started. Senior citizens can SMS their CNIC numbers in 1,166 to get themselves registered for the vaccine.

Moreover, the registration of general healthcare workers has also started. They can register at www.covid.gov.pk/vaccine.

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