Pakistan starts registration of elderly people for Covid vaccine

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The government began on Monday Covid-19 vaccination of the country’s senior citizens aged over 65 years, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar announced.

“Pleased to announce that registration for getting [the] covid vaccine is now open for all citizens 65 and above. Just write down ur CNIC number and send [a] message on 1166,” Umar said in a tweet.

“Inshallah vaccinations for this age group will start in March.”

On February 10, Umar, who also heads the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), tweeted the government will begin the registration process for the vaccination of the elderly people next week.

“All Pakistanis above the age of 65 can start registration for COVID-19 vaccine starting today,” State Minister for Health Dr Faisal Sultan tweeted.