Pakistan to go for Sinopharm vaccine

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Khayam Abbasi

ISLAMABAD, JAN 13 (DNA) –Parliamentary Secretary of National Health Services Dr Nausheen Hamid Wednesday said that Sinopharm has been selected for corona vaccination in the country.

Talking to media Dr Nausheen Hamid said that the government has also been in contact with four other vaccine companies and talks for procurement of COVID-19 vaccine have been in final stage.

The parliamentary secretary said that Pakistan has chose Sinopharm vaccine for advanced booking. “The consignment of the vaccine is expected to arrive in Pakistan at the end of February or beginning of March,” she further said

She said that over three Lac health workers have registered themselves for vaccine, ” hopefully vaccination will begin from the next month,” health official said. “The health authorities have taken strict steps to prevent the advanced strain of the coronavirus,” she further said.

It is to be mentioned here that the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) in the ongoing session of its registration board is expected to approve China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in Pakistan.