ISLAMABAD: According to ARY NEWS, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan, as many as 2000 immunization centers are being established around the country to give COVID shots.
The SAPM made the remarks while presiding over a think tank conference on population and health, when ideas for expanding COVID vaccination coverage in the country were discussed. Health specialists from the federation and provinces also participated.
He stated that the administration was taking steps to ensure a continuous supply of COVID vaccination throughout the country. “We are now delivering COVID jabs at 2,000 immunization centers around the country,” Dr Faisal Sultan said, adding that between 300,000 and 400,000 individuals receive doses every day.
It is worth noting that additional two million doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine arrived in Pakistan today, following a scarcity at several vaccination centers in Punjab and Sindh provinces.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), extra Sinovac shots acquired by the Pakistani government came on a special aircraft of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is acquiring Covid-19 vaccine under the supervision of the NCOC, according to the statement, adding that the Sinovac vaccine would be distributed to all provinces.
The NCOC stated that with the arrival of the fresh consignment, the country’s daily immunization rate will increase.
In less than a week, Pakistan got its second shipment of Chinese vaccination. A PIA jet carrying 1.55 million doses of the Sinovac vaccination landed in Islamabad from China on Sunday.
Furthermore, the second batch of homemade PakVac vaccine has been created and will be available for use in the coming days, subject to approval from Pakistan’s Drug Regulatory Authority (DRAP).