Pakistan announced it will register citizens aged 19 years and older for the coronavirus vaccine from tomorrow (Thursday).
The decision was taken by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday, according to NCOC chief Asad Umar.
“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,” he tweeted.
Ten days earlier, on May 16, Pakistan opened registration for persons aged 30 and above. Umar had explained that the government was opening up registrations for more age groups as Pakistan’s vaccine supply continues to improve and the country’s vaccination capacity gets enhanced day by day.
On May 3, Pakistan opened registration for the coronavirus vaccination for people aged between 40 to 49 years across the country.
Walk-in vaccinations for people aged 50 and above are underway in the country.
A digital portal has been launched by the federal government for the registration through which a code is assigned to the person and then they can go to a designated vaccination centre and get a jab.