- Former Pakistani cricketers get coronavirus vaccine shot
- Pakistan to purchase its personal vaccine and safe it by COVAX within the first quarter of the 12 months
- Pakistan will order the vaccine from multiple firm
Legendary Pakistani cricketers Zaheer Abbas and Sarfraz Nawaz have gotten the the coronavirus vaccination from the UK.
Nawaz mentioned the vaccine is protected and folks ought to get it carried out as it is going to assist management the illness.
Earlier this week, Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Well being Dr Faisal Sultan had mentioned Pakistan will obtain its first batch of the coronavirus vaccine instantly from producers, in addition to the worldwide platform of COVAX, within the first quarter of the 12 months.
The federal government shall be ordering doses from multiple worldwide provider inside this quarter, Dr Sultan advised Geo.television.
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Pakistan will solely procure vaccines which were accepted by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) “after evaluation of its quality vis a vis efficacy data”, Dr. Sultan explained.
Last week, the DRAP approved for emergency use authorisation two COVID-19 vaccines – the Chinese manufactured Sinopharm, and the Oxford-AstraZeneca. In the near future, the doctor added, more vaccines will also be given a go-ahead by the regulatory body.
Earlier, a health official had told Geo.tv, on the condition of anonymity, that one other vaccine being examined by DRAP at the moment is the Ad5-nCoV, developed by a Chinese pharmaceutical firm, which underwent trials in Pakistan recently.
Besides procuring the drug directly, Pakistan will also receive its first tranche of vaccines from COVAX, a World Health Organisation-led initiative that aims to provide COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries, in the first quarter of the year.
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Pakistan is already putting modalities in place to receive and distribute the vaccine.
“All necessary preparations are being done to start a mass inoculation campaign within Q1,” Dr Sultan mentioned, “This includes infrastructure, framework, training and capacity.”
Within the first section, the vaccine will solely be administered to healthcare staff dealing instantly with coronavirus contaminated and people over the age of 65 years.