ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will kick off the coronavirus vaccination campaign in Pakistan on Tuesday (today).
In a tweet, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said that the vaccination campaign will be started in the presence of Prime Minister Imran Khan. “The national vaccination campaign will get underway in the provincial capitals from tomorrow (Feb 3),” he said.
The minister for planning said in the first phase, the vaccine will be administered to frontline healthworkers.
Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan, while talking to a local news channel in Islamabad today, said priority will be given to healthcare and frontline workers in the first phase of COVID-19 drive, while later this month, the vaccines will be given to those elderly people who are above 60 years of age.
The special assistant said getting vaccinated for Covid-19 will be voluntary and no one would be forced for it. He said corona vaccine would be available free of cost at all public hospitals.
Dr Faisal Sultan said emergency use of the vaccine has already been initiated for high-risk people, including frontline medical workers and seniors.