Pakistan Achieves First Milestone in Coronavirus Vaccination

More than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to frontline healthcare workers and senior citizens under the ongoing mass vaccination drive.

Pakistan launched its Coronavirus vaccination campaign with frontline healthcare workers on 2 February after receiving 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from China. The immunization drive was later extended to senior citizens as well.


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According to Federal Planning Minister, Asad Umar, over 76,000 doses were administered on Monday while 341, 831 doses were administered over the past week.

The total number of people who have registered themselves for COVID-19 vaccination has crossed 2 million, which includes 600,000 frontline healthcare workers and 1.4 million citizens aged 50 years or above.

While the countrywide Coronavirus vaccination campaign continues to progress at a steady pace, the Planning Minister, who also heads the NCOC, has requested frontline healthcare workers and citizens aged 50 years or above to get themselves registered for COVID-19 vaccination.


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Besides, the minister noted that increased restrictions, broader lockdowns, and stronger SOPs enforcement have reduced the positivity ratio.

During the last 24 hours, Pakistan reported 3,953 new cases and 103 deaths from Coronavirus. The positivity rate which stood at 10.44% on 28 March has come down to 8.47% as of 6 April.