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As many as 51,687 individuals and 85,119 healthcare staff have acquired double doses of coronavirus vaccines in Karachi, which quantities to a complete of 136,000 residents who’ve been absolutely vaccinated in a metropolis with a inhabitants of over 20 million. 

Alternatively, 10,855 senior residents have acquired a single dose of the vaccines.

Sindh has acquired 562,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from the Centre, based on information from the Well being Division of the Sindh authorities. The province has acquired 11,000 doses of the CanSino vaccine and 80,000 doses of the SinoWeek vaccine.

The primary dose of the Sinopharm vaccine has been administered to 283,233 individuals throughout the province, out of which, 149,330 residents have acquired the second dose as effectively, the Well being Division stated. In Karachi, 120,978 individuals acquired the primary dose of the Sinopharm vaccine and of them, 51,687 bought the second as effectively.

With regards to the healthcare staff, 123,567 of them acquired the primary dose throughout the province, and of them, 85,119 have acquired the second dose too.

Meantime, 10,855 senior residents have gotten the CanSino Bio vaccines throughout the province.

The Sindh authorities has up to now acquired 653,000 doses of various sorts of coronavirus vaccine because the vaccination course of was kick-started throughout the nation on February 2nd. The provincial authorities doled out 580,000 doses to totally different districts.

As many as 283,000 individuals, together with 159,000 senior residents and 123,000 healthcare staff, have acquired the primary dose of the Sinopharm vaccine throughout the province, based on the statistics from the Sindh Well being Division. Nevertheless, the second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine may very well be administered to solely 149,000 individuals, together with 64,000 senior residents and 85,000 healthcare staff.

The individuals who acquired the second dose account for lower than 1% of the province’s inhabitants of 47.8 million. The ratio is all of the extra ridiculous in Karachi the place solely 51,000 senior residents might obtain the second dose – a really small quantity for a inhabitants of over 20 million.

Totally different districts of the province have a complete of 128,046 vaccine doses whereas the provincial authorities has storage of solely 72,531 vaccine doses, together with 70,000 of SinoWeek, 2,391 of Sinopharm and solely 70 doses of the CanSino vaccine. 

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