NCOC outlines guidelines of COVID-19 vaccination process for senior citizens

Here are the details


The National Command and Operation Centre has drafted the COVID-19 vaccination registration process for people aged 65 and above.

Senior citizens can enlist themselves for the vaccination by either sending their Computerized National Identity Card numbers to the UAN 1166 through SMS, or by visiting the National Immunization Management System’s website. The vaccination center will send the citizen a PIN code after confirming their age.

However, if the designated vaccine center is located outside the jurisdiction of a senior citizen, in that case, they can get it changed by calling the 1166 helpline or by visiting the NIMS web portal within five days of their receipt of the first SMS.

Once the vaccine is available at the designated center, an SMS will be sent to the registered citizen detailing their appointment date and time to administer the vaccine.

The informed citizen must then visit their assigned vaccination center with their designated PIN code and original CNIC to get vaccinated. The vaccination center staff will verify their details, and upon confirmation, the citizen will be inoculated.

Moreover, the staff will record the vaccinated citizen’s details with the NIMS, and the citizen will receive a message of confirmation.

After receiving the vaccine, the vaccinated citizen must stay at the center for half an hour for post-inoculation monitoring.

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