Pakistan is predicted to obtain its first cargo of the Oxford-Astrazeneca coronavirus vaccine by the tip of this week beneath the COVAX program, Arab Information has reported. The COVAX program is a world initiative to offer vaccines to nations missing assets to acquire or manufacture the vaccines on their very own.
Quoting a prime authorities official, the report stated that Pakistan will obtain the primary cargo of 1.2 million doses of Oxford-Astrazeneca coronavirus vaccine on Friday.
By means of the COVAX vaccine facility, Pakistan has deliberate to vaccinate 20% of its inhabitants freed from cost.
As per, Rana Muhammad Safdar, director-general well being on the Ministry of Nationwide Well being Providers, the primary cargo will arrive from South Korea on Could 7.
“We’re dedicated to vaccinating our most inhabitants as shortly as attainable,” asserted Safdar.
Pakistan’s vaccination drive started on March 10 with precedence given to healthcare employees and senior residents above 60. Later, vaccinations for these aged 50-59 have been began on April 21. In the meantime, registration for ages 40-49 began on April 27. You may register your self by sending your CNIC quantity to 1166. Stroll-in vaccinations can be found for these aged 50 and above. As per the Nationwide Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), greater than 2.5 million individuals have been vaccinated until now.
Pakistan is experiencing a lethal third wave of Covid-19, with the positivity fee at an all-time excessive. In accordance with the Nationwide Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), 3377 circumstances and 161 deaths have been recorded within the nation within the final 24 hours.