10 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses reach Pakistan


COVID-19 vaccine doses.
  • Three million doses of Sinovac vaccine and 7 million of Sinopharm attain Pakistan, says well being ministry officers 
  • Vaccines had been imported by NDMA and handed over to Ministry of Well being.
  • The vaccines doses will likely be equipped to provinces as per their want, say well being ministry officers.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has obtained two new consignments of 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, Geo Information reported Wednesday, citing officers of the well being ministry.

The vaccine shipments embody three million Sinovac and 7 million Sinopharm vaccine doses, in line with the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority (NDMA).

They’ve been bought by the Pakistan authorities, the well being ministry officers stated, including that the vaccines had been imported by the NDMA and handed over to the Ministry of Well being.

The vaccines will likely be equipped to the provinces as per their want, officers of the Ministry of Well being stated.

“All COVID-19 vaccines, together with Sinopharm and Sinovac, are actually accessible for the second dose,” the well being ministry wrote on Twitter Wednesday.

Pakistan has administered a minimum of 74,837,117 doses of COVID vaccines to this point. Assuming each particular person wants 2 doses, that’s sufficient to have vaccinated about 17.3% of the nation’s inhabitants.

Over the past week reported, Pakistan averaged about 784,687 doses administered every day. At that charge, it’s going to take an extra 56 days to manage sufficient doses for an additional 10% of the inhabitants.

Learn the each day COVID-19 report on Pakistan right here.