The vaccination campaign in Pakistan began in February. On February 3, the government launched a nationwide vaccination campaign, inoculating over 400,000 doctors, frontline healthcare workers, teachers, and social workers in the primary stage because they are the most vulnerable to the infection. COVID vaccine is now available in Pakistan in three stages. If you are over the age of 65, you can send your CNIC and receive vaccine confirmation.
The first phase of the vaccination has been completed successfully, and the focus is now shifting to the second phase, which is for citizens over the age of 65 who are more vulnerable to the disease.
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How to Register for Covid-19 Vaccine in Pakistan via SMS?
Vaccines are available for people more than 65 years old
According to the turnout strategy, the following stage will target only residents over the age of 65. For the most part, they face a higher mortality risk due to the infection and all excess medical services workers. In the third stage, the entire population would be required.
The government is expected to receive an additional 1.1 million doses of the Sinopharm immunization. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had reported in January before the current month ended.
On Sunday, it was revealed that Chughtai Lab is a private lab in Lahore. It will soon receive Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine as part of a business deal, making Pakistan one of the most important countries to use vaccination for its citizens.
Russia’s Sputnik V became the third and most recent satellite in January. Following China’s Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, and Oxford University, Covid vaccination will be granted EUA (crisis use authorization).
Regardless of concerns about reasonableness and rising costs. The government agreed a week ago to allow the commercial import and sale of vaccination without cost covers, rather than most countries bringing in and managing vaccines through government channels.
To manage antibodies, 189 medical services offices in Punjab, 14 in Sindh, 280 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 44 in Balochistan, 14 in Islamabad, 25 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K), and 16 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) have been assigned vaccination points.
The authority has approved three COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use in the country, including Russia’s Sputnik-V, China’s Sinopharm, and the United Kingdom’s Oxford-AstraZeneca.
Citizens, including frontline healthcare workers, are in the first stage. They will send the CNIC number to 1166 via SMS or register on the NIMS website.
Citizens, as well as frontline healthcare workers. They will send the CNIC number to 1166 via SMS or register on the NIMS website.
Following verification, the resident’s assigned AVC (Adult Vaccine Center) (based on “Present Address” and PIN Code) will be shipped via SMS.
Suppose the assigned AVC is not in the same tehsil as the resident. Within five days of receiving the main SMS, they can change the assigned designated office by visiting the NIMS web-based interface or calling the 1166 helpline. If you are a citizen over the age of 65, simply enter your CNIC number and send it to 1166. A message confirmation will be sent to you.
If you are a citizen under the age of 65, simply enter your CNIC number and send it to 1166. You will get a message.
SMS will be shipped once the vaccine is available at the Designated Vaccination Center. The appointment date with the immunization organization will be closed by the resident.
Following sufficient enrollment, the resident will visit AVC on the agreed-upon date. The first CNIC to receive a PIB Code (obligatory).
The vaccination staff will check the CNIC and PIN code.
The resident will be vaccinated after successful verification. Vaccination staff will enter the subtleties in NIMS after administering the vaccine. The resident will receive an SMS confirmation message. Residents will be kept in the AVC for 30 minutes for post-immunization monitoring.
A real-time dashboard for the government, commonplace, and neighbourhood health office will be developed.
As a result, this vaccination phase will be just as successful as the last one, and the vaccine will be available to everyone very soon. I hope the preceding steps help you understand the Covid vaccine strategies.