According to Dr. SAPM Faisal Sultan will have 6 to 6.8 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine available in the first quarter of this year.
In addition to China’s 500,000 doses of Sinopharm, Pakistan on Saturday provided 17 million indicative doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. 35 to 40 percent, or 6 to 6.8 million doses, will be available in the first quarter of this year.
“I am pleased to announce that in addition to the 500,000 doses of Sinopharm, nearly 7 million doses of AstraZeneca were available in the first quarter and are available to the public free of charge,” (Read more) wrote Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Health. On his official Twitter account.
He said vaccinations in the country will begin next week, starting with world-class health workers.
The Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives, Assad Umar, heads the NCOC to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Also delivered “good news”, saying the government had a contract nearly eight months ago signed with Covax. ensure availability.
“Good news for Covid Front Vaccine. Letters received from Covax for indicative deliveries of up to 17 million doses of AstraZeneca in the first half of 2021. And about 6 million, shipments starting in February. We signed with Covax nearly 8) last month to ensure availability, “tweeted Assad.
In a press release from Dr. Faisal Sultan stated that the AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use in Pakistan by the Pakistan Drug Regulatory Authority (DRAP).
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“The support and timely delivery of the COVAX vaccine is testament to the confidence of global stakeholders in Pakistan’s readiness to adopt the vaccine,” he added.
Dr. Faisal Sultan expressed confidence that the government would achieve large-scale vaccination rates in the coming months of this year.
On January 28, the federal government gave the green light for three Covid-19 vaccines. Including Russia’s Sputnik-V, China’s Sinopharm and Britain’s Oxford-AstraZeneca, for emergencies in the country. And step-by-step instructions have also been issued.
Assad Umar said frontline health workers would be the first to receive the vaccine. “God willing, vaccination of frontline health workers will begin next week,” the minister wrote on Twitter.
The Minister ensures that the vaccination schedule is final. “The vaccination system already exists. Hundreds of vaccination centers in the country will administer the Covid vaccine,” he added in his tweet.