Pakistan to start COVID-19 vaccination from next week, says Asad Umar

Pakistan to start COVID-19 vaccination from next week, says Asad Umar

Islamabad (Web Desk): Federal Minister for Planning and Development and National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) Chief Asad Umar said that the Covid-19 mass vaccination in Pakistan will start from next week.

In a tweet on Wednesday, he said: "The system for vaccination is in place. Hundreds of vaccination centres in the country will be administering the covid vaccine. Inshallah, the vaccination of front line health workers will start next week."

As per the details, details shared by the NCOC, an integrated plan has been devised for the vaccination drive.

This plan has been compiled by the federal government in consultation with all stakeholders and provinces keeping in view the best international practices and health guidelines.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said the government-backed covid-19 vaccines would be free for all citizens.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan has so far approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, the vaccine developed by Chinese state-owned (SinoPharm) and Russian Sputnik V.