In keeping with Federal Parliamentary Secretary Nationwide Well being Providers Nausheen Hamid, the Federal Authorities Hospital’s employees administered the vaccine.
After receiving the jab, the prime minister appealed to the individuals to proceed exercising precaution in view of the third wave of the pandemic.
Earlier this week, President Arif Alvi and his spouse Samina Alvi had been administered the vaccine.
Pakistan began its COVID-19 vaccination drive in February after the primary arrival of China-gifted vaccine doses, with frontline well being staff given the precedence for inoculation, whereas on March 10, the nation began vaccination for most of the people, beginning with individuals aged 60 and above.
The nation is witnessing a spike in COVID-19 instances with 3,495 reported within the final 24 hours. On this interval, 61 individuals have been reported to have died from the illness.
Pakistan has to this point recorded 615,810 instances and 13,717 deaths.
In keeping with the Director Normal Nationwide Well being Providers Rana Safdar, so way over 800,000 individuals have registered for the vaccine. These embrace healthcare staff and those that are aged 60 or above.
Safdar stated that there are 8.5 million people who find themselves aged 65 and above in Pakistan.
He stated that amongst those that registered, greater than 500,000 individuals have obtained the shot.
The NHS director basic stated that of those that obtained the jab, a couple of thousand individuals had complained of minor side-effects equivalent to slight ache from getting the shot within the arm, complications and low grade fever.
A couple of hundred individuals complained of vomiting and solely a single case of allergy had surfaced.
Nobody had been admitted to the hospital after being administered the vaccine, he stated.