"Pleased to announce that registration for getting Covid vaccine is now open for all citizens 65 and above. Just write down [yo]ur CNIC number and send message on 1166. Inshallah vaccinations for this age group will start in March,” Minister Asad Umar said in a tweet.
Around 300 volunteers will be enrolled and first inoculations are expected this month, Oxford said. AstraZeneca has a target to produce 3 billion doses this year and aims to produce over 200 million doses per month by April.
From coming Monday people over 60 and those over 45 with multiple medical conditions can be vaccinated against coronavirus for free at 10,000 government hospitals and nearly 20,000 private clinics for a charge.
According to the NCOC data, Pakistan will receive 5.6m doses by the end of March, with 2.8m doses of Gavi/Covax expected in the first week of next month and another 2.8m doses by the second week. In all, 17.1m doses will reach Pakistan by the end of June.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced that 81,790 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given in the past 24 hours
Global stock markets jumped on Wednesday after the release of more upbeat data about the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. Traders have this month been encouraged by announcements of progress toward possible vaccines and on Wednesday
Pfizer Inc and BioNTech announced on Monday that the result of their clinical trial for COVID-19 vaccine has proven to be more than 90% effective.
Finally, there seems to be some light at the end of what looks like a long, long tunnel. After being pummelled by the ravages of the much hated and feared coronavirus for months, which has killed over a million people,
The US Food and Drug Administration has not said how long it will take to study the vaccine data, but the government expects to give the green light for the vaccine in the first two weeks of December.