According to the sources, The Pakistan will receive approximately 1.24 million more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine under the Covax programme.
As per details a consignment containing 1.24 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses will reach Islamabad on board a foreign airliner on July 17 (today).
The sources in the National Health Ministry said that Pakistan had received the first batch of the British vaccine on May 8, added that the country had thus far been provided 3 consignments of various coronavirus vaccines under the Covax programme.
The consignments include 1.62m doses of Pfizer vaccine and 2.5m doses of Moderna, Covax has pledged free coronavirus vaccine for 20% of the country’s total population.
The sources also said that the AstraZeneca vaccine will be distributed to the provinces as per their needs, adding it would be administered to people with chronic diseases and low immunity.
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