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2.5m doses of Moderna vaccine from US arrive in Pakistan

2.5m doses of Moderna vaccine from US arrive in Pakistan

First shipment of Moderna vaccine being unloaded at Islamabad International Airport. Photo: Twitter/US Embassy ISLAMABAD: Close to 2.5 million doses of Moderna vaccines from the US, which were donated under the COVAX programme, arrived in Pakistan on Friday. According to a US Embassy statement, this donation is part of the …

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Coronavirus vaccine availability in Pakistan satisfactory: NCOC

Coronavirus vaccine availability in Pakistan satisfactory: NCOC

This photograph shows a syringe poses on a vial of AstraZeneca anti-COVID-19 vaccine in a pharmacy in Paris on March 12, 2021. — AFP/File The COVID-19 vaccine availability in the country is satisfactory,  the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) said Tuesday in a statement. The development came during an …

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Pakistan experiments its vaccine on rabbit

Pakistan experiments its vaccine on rabbit

File photo The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Friday experimented a coronavirus vaccine it formulated on a rabbit.  Pakistan will soon be able to produce its own coronavirus vaccine, said Dr Tahir Yaqub, a professor at the UVAS.  “We are waiting for the results of the first vaccine. The …

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Pakistan receives consignment of 1.55mn doses of Sinovac vaccine

Pakistan receives consignment of 1.55mn doses of Sinovac vaccine

Photo:AFP ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday received a consignment of 1.55mn doses of the Sinovac vaccine from China, as per a statement from the NCOC.  A PIA plane carrying the additional doses of the vaccine arrived in Islamabad from China, according to the NCOC.  “This is part of the planned contracted …

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Pressure on Pakistan’s vaccine stock to ease next week

Pressure on Pakistan's vaccine stock to ease next week

A doctor receives a dose of the Chinese-made Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Quetta, Pakistan, on February 3, 2021. — AFP/File The pressure on Pakistan’s coronavirus vaccine stock would ease beginning next week, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said Saturday. The country …

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Punjab, Sindh hit by coronavirus vaccine shortages

Punjab, Sindh hit by coronavirus vaccine shortages

A health worker administers coronavirus vaccine to a person in Karachi. — PPI/File Two of Pakistan’s most populated provinces, Sindh and Punjab, are facing a shortage of coronavirus vaccines, sources said Friday, with the country’s total inoculations reaching a mere 2% of the total population so far. The  situation in …

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‘Govt working to ensure vaccine supply’

'Govt working to ensure vaccine supply'

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr Faisal Sultan. — APP ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr Faisal Sultan on Wednesday said that the government is making sincere efforts to ensure the availability of …

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Pakistan starts distributing Pfizer vaccine doses among provinces

Pakistan starts distributing Pfizer vaccine doses among provinces

File photo ISLAMABAD: Pakistan started distributing Pfizer vaccine doses among provinces, as per a report on Geo News.  According to the report, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr Faisal Sultan said Tuesday that the vaccine doses will be used to inoculate only the immunocompromised.  Speaking about the …

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Thanks to vaccine, Shafqat Mehmood recovers from COVID-19 quickly

Thanks to vaccine, Shafqat Mehmood recovers from COVID-19 quickly

Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood.  — PID/File ISLAMABAD: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood on Wednesday said that he has tested negative for the virus and resumed work from today. The minister shared the health update on Twitter: “By the grace of Allah, I have fully recovered. My …

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PIA plane lands in Islamabad with 500,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses

PIA plane lands in Islamabad with 500,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses

A vial of the Sinopharm vaccine. — AFP/File BEIJING: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane on Tuesday landed with 500,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses  in Islamabad from Beijing Capital International Airport. Another 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine will be transported from China to Pakistan on Wednesday morning via the national …

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