The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) has finalized the national COVID-19 vaccination strategy as the first consignment of the Chinese vaccine is set to arrive this weekend.
According to details, 500,000 doses of the Coronavirus vaccine developed by the state-owned firm, China National Pharmaceutical Group known as Sinopharm, will reach Pakistan by 31 January.
Earlier today, the Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umar, said that country-wide Coronavirus vaccination will kick off next week.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how can you register and receive the Coronavirus vaccine in Pakistan.
Step 1: Send your CNIC number to 1166 or register directly at the National Immunization Management System (NIMS) website.
Step 2: After necessary verification, a designated Adult Vaccine Centre (AVC), based on “CNIC’s Present Address,” and a PIN code will be sent to the citizen through SMS.
Step 3: Citizens can change AVC within 5 days by calling 1166 or visiting NIMS website.
Step 4: Citizens will be sent an appointment date through SMS after the Coronavirus vaccine becomes available at their designated AVC.
Step 5: Citizens will be required to visit the designated AVC on the scheduled date along with the original CNIC and PIN code.
Step 6: Healthcare staff at AVC will verify the CNIC and PIN code.
Step 7: After successful verification, the citizens will be vaccinated. The AVC staff will monitor the citizens for 30 minutes for any adverse reactions.
Step 8: Upon vaccine administration, vaccination staff will enter the details in NIMS, and a confirmation message will be sent to the citizens through SMS.
Step 9: The data from AVC will be shared with federal, provincial, and district health departments in real-time.
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