Islamabad: Government has announced to open COVID-19 vaccination registration for 30 years and above on May 16.
The announcement was made by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar who wrote that as vaccine supply continues to improve and vaccination capacity gets enhanced in all Federating units, government continues to expand the categories of those who are eligible to get vaccinated.
"Starting Sunday the 16th of May, registration will be open to all 30 years and older citizens,” he announced on twitter.
As vaccine supply continues to improve and vaccination capacity gets enhanced in all Federating units, we continue to expand the categories of those who are eligible to get vaccinated. Starting sunday the 16th of May, registration will be open to all 30 years and older citizens— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) May 12, 2021
Pakistan today has also opened walk-in vaccination for people aged 40 and above in attempts to curb third wave of novel coronavirus.
He added that the vaccination centers are opened for this week and will only be closed for two days of Eidul-Fitr.
Pakistan is presently experiencing the third wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than previous two waves.
According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 2,869 cases of coronavirus were reported while 104 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 19,106.
The positivity rate of new cases after a decline was recorded at 7.42%, the NCOC said. The total number of confirmed cases reached to 867,438.
As many as 766,492 patients have recovered from the disease with 4,859 critical cases.