Islamabad: Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar announced on Sunday that people aged 60 and over will be vaccinated against the new coronavirus from Wednesday.
“Vaccinations will be done in reverse order by age. Which means the oldest person who has registered will be vaccinated first. Full details will be issued tomorrow,” Umar, who also heads the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Covid-19, tweeted.
A countrywide Covid vaccination drive started on February 3 after 0.5 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine gifted by China arrived in the country. In the first phase, healthcare workers at the forefront of the country’s battle against the pandemic were inoculated against the virus.
Last month, the government started to register senior citizens in the next stage of Covid-19 vaccination.