Want to vaccinate 70m people by the end of 2021: minister | SAMAA

The Pakistani government wants to vaccinate 70 million people by 2021, Federal Minister Asad Umar said on Monday.Umar, who also heads the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), told reporters in Islamabad: “We want to reach 70 million by the end of this year,” he told reporters in Islamabad. Pakistan will launch Pakistani coronavirus vaccines over 18 years from June 3. On May 29, the government launched a vaccine for people over the age of 30. Earlier this week, Pakistan received more than 100,000 doses of Pfizer. According to the WHO, Pfizer vaccine was given free of charge through the COVAX consortium, which could be used in government administration, including the Sinopharm, Cansino, Sinovac, and Astrazeneca vaccines. The ministry said the government would launch a public awareness campaign next week to vaccinate people with the virus. He said President Arif Alvi had held a meeting with religious leaders and asked them to help people get vaccinated.


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