Pakistan received its first Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine, which has an efficacy of 79.3%, during the month of January. The federal government also gave the green light for other two Covid-19 vaccines including Russia’s Sputnik-V and UK’s Oxford-AstraZeneca for emergency use in the country.
During the first phase of the vaccination drive, thousands of frontline health workers from both public and private sectors received the BBIBP-CorV vaccine developed by Chinese firm Sinopharm. Recently, Pakistan kicked off the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive with the hopes of ensuring that senior citizens, over the age of 60, are vaccinated.
Here is the step-by-step guide released by NCOC on how you can get vaccinated against the deadly virus in Pakistan.
Citizens need to send their CNIC number to 1166 through SMS or use NIMS website for registration.
After verification, designated AVC (Adult Vaccine Centre) (based on “Present Address” and PIN Code will be sent to the citizen through SMS).
If the designated AVC is outside the current tehsil of the citizen, he/ she can change the designated health facility by visiting NIMS web portal or by calling the 1166 helpline within 5 days of receipt of the first SMS.
Upon availability of vaccine at the Designated Vaccination Centre, SMS will be sent to the citizen to intimate appointment date for vaccine administration.
After successful registration, the citizen will visit AVC on the date of appointment along with the original CNIC and received PIB Code (mandatory).
Vaccination staff will verify the CNIC and PIN code.
After successful verification, the citizen will be vaccinated. Upon vaccine administration, vaccination staff will enter the details in NIMS, and a confirmation message will be sent to the citizen through SMS. The citizen will stay in AVC for 30 min for the post-inoculation monitoring.
A real-time dashboard for the federal, provincial, and district health departments will be generated automatically.
The government of Pakistan is taking specific measures for the upcoming months to achieve corona free zone for the nation.