When will COVID-19 vaccine be available? Asad Umar informs

Islamabad, 17th January: COVID-19 vaccine will be made available in Pakistan by the month of March.

Baaghi TV: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said on Sunday that the government has approved procurement of the coronavirus vaccine and it would be available in the country by March.

Asad Umar informed in an interview that the government has given approval of AstraZeneca vaccine while discussion with a Chinese company, Sinopharm is also under progress.

He added that the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has given go-ahead for importing the vaccine to protect people from coronavirus.

The minister further informed that priority would be given to health workers and the people between the age bracket of 60 to 65.

He said that around three million healthcare workers have been given training for anti-corona vaccination. Asad Umar said that the private sector can import the vaccine after following the necessary procedure.

Earlier on January 13th, it was reported by Baaghi TV that the Parliamentary Secretary of National Health Services Dr Nausheen Hamid had said that Sinopharm had been selected for coronavirus vaccination in the country.

While talking to the media Dr Nausheen Hamid had said that the government is in contact with four other vaccine companies and talks for acquiring the COVID-19 vaccine is in the final stage.

Stay tuned to Baaghi TV for further updates!

 

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