Special assistant to Prime Minister on National health services, regulation s and co-ordination, Doctor Faisal Sultan said on tuesday that Pakistan is upbeat to get its first batch of corona virus vaccine at the start of the February, from a chineese company sinopharm.
As the country is in engaged in fight with the seond wave of corona virus, the officials confirmed that they would purchase 1.2 million doses from sinopharm a china based company working in canada. Officials said that its just the first phase of country wide vaccination against the deadly virus. They said that we are looking for the protection of the frontline workers and the vulnerable common community.
The first phase would cover only 5% of the total population of Pakistan. Dr. Faisal sultan briefed that goverbment is looking for multiple options and is in continously in touch with the internationally recognized brands whose vaccines are approved.
Dr Faisal sultan told that the general population would get vaccinated late in 2021 starting in the months of September or October. He said that DRAP ( drug regulatory authority of Pakistan) would oversee this. Pakistan has developed its first coronavirus vaccination centre in Capitol territory Islamabad.