The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) finalized the national coronavirus vaccination strategy with the first shipment of a Chinese vaccine which was arrived on January 31, 2021. Pakistan launched its coronavirus vaccination drive on February 3.
Thousands of frontline health workers from both public and private sectors are being inoculated first. They will receive the BBIBP-CorV vaccine developed by Chinese firm Sinopharm. It has an efficacy of 79.3%. For general public, they will receive their vaccination by registering through simple steps which are as followed.
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).
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 verification, the citizen will be vaccinated. Upon vaccine administration, vaccination staff will enter the details in NIMS and confirmation message will be sent to the citizen through SMS. Citizen will stay in AVC for 30 min for the post inoculation monitoring.