Pakistan to get COVID-19 vaccine soon, Dr Nausheen Hamid

Lahore, 7th January: Pakistan will be getting its COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this month.

Baaghi TV: Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of National Health Services Dr Nausheen Hamid has said that Pakistan is expected to get the first COVID-19 vaccine shipment by the end of this month.

According to Radia Pakistan, Dr Hamid said that the government is urgently drafting a database of all public and private medical workers to get them injected in the first phase.

However, the publication has not confirmed which vaccine and from which country Pakistan would procure it.

However, a week earlier, science minister Fawad Chaudhry said Pakistan would purchase 1.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from China’s Sinopharm.

“The Cabinet Committee has decided to initially purchase 1.2 million doses of the vaccine from the Chinese company Sinopharm, which will be provided free of cost to frontline workers in the first quarter of 2021,” the science minister said on Twitter.

According to earlier reports, last month China approved the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine developed by an affiliate of state-backed pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm, for general public use.

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