Pakistan will get 5.6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by the tip 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 have been reported within the final 24 hours, well being officers mentioned on Sunday.

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

Pakistan started vaccinating its frontline well being staff on February 2. Up to now, 72,882 well being staff have been given not 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 tip of March.

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

The nation will get a complete of 17.1 million vaccine doses by the tip of June from completely different sources, in response to 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 response to the NCOC. The centre mentioned over 500,000 doses have been despatched to federal models to this point.

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