A international airways flight carrying a million doses of Covid-19 vaccine landed in Islamabad, quoting sources on Wednesday.Pakistan has obtained Covid vaccine consignment of China’s Sinopharm beneath the COVAX vaccine platform. The vaccine consignment has been shifted to the central warehouse of the federal Expanded Programme of Immunization (EPI) from the airport, sources mentioned.
China has offered 10 million doses of Sinopharm to COVAX vaccine alliance, sources mentioned. In keeping with sources, a cargo of total 6.1 million doses of Sinopharm might be handed over to Pakistan within the ongoing week beneath the COVAX programme. “That is for the primary time that Pakistan might be receiving Sinopharm vaccine beneath COVAX,” they mentioned including that the platform has offered Pakistan 8.1 million doses of Covid vaccines to this point. Pakistan has obtained 5.5 million doses of Moderna, 2.5 million doses of Astra Zeneca, and 100,000 doses of Pfizer by the COVAX platform, they added. Pakistan has expedited efforts to inoculate its inhabitants by restrictions imposed on unvaccinated folks. Pakistan has been a member of the COVAX worldwide vaccine platform, which is able to present free vaccine for its 20 p.c inhabitants, sources added. The tally of COVID-19 vaccination in Pakistan is growing with every passing day. In keeping with the figures shared by the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the vaccine doses administered throughout Pakistan within the final 24 hours stand at 11,58,744. It additional shared that the full vaccines administered in Pakistan till now have reached past 34.24 million.