Pakistan will get 5.6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by the top of March, because the nation takes strides in inoculating its frontline well being staff. The COVID-19 demise toll in Pakistan stands at 12,601 after 38 virus-related amenities had been reported within the final 24 hours, well being officers mentioned on Sunday.

In the identical interval, 1,329 new circumstances had been reported taking the nation’s caseload to 571,174.

Pakistan started vaccinating its frontline well being staff on February 2. Thus far, 72,882 well being staff have been given no less than one of many two anti-COVID-19 photographs.

The Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) mentioned Pakistan will obtain 5.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the top of March.

Of them, the Gavi/Covax alliance will ship 2.8 million doses within the first week of March after which the subsequent consignment of two.8 million doses by the second week. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is a public-private world well being partnership with the objective of accelerating entry to immunisation in poor nations.

The nation will get a complete of 17.1 million vaccine doses by the top of June from completely different sources, in keeping with the NCOC.

Common well being professionals in Pakistan can register for the doses from February 22. Individuals over 65 years are already being registered, in keeping with the NCOC. The centre mentioned over 500,000 doses have been despatched to federal models to date.

The Ministry of Nationwide Well being Providers mentioned 534,107 individuals have recovered from the illness and there are 24,466 lively circumstances.