Pakistan’s elderly population, over the age of 60, is to be vaccinated with the Chinese-made Sinopharm,  Dr Nausheen Hamid, Parliamentary Secretary of National Health Services, stated. The Health Department has made this decision on account of the data available regarding Sinopharm’s efficacy, according to the Associated Press of Pakistan.

“The country is vaccinating its older age groups with Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine after its approval by a committee of technical experts,” she said.

“Eligible citizens will be informed about the vaccine centre and the date of vaccination through a text message,” she stated, adding that the positivity rate in Pakistan was at its highest.

Dr Nausheen assured the country of a ‘large-scale immunization plan’ this year, stating that the AstraZeneca vaccine will also be available soon, read a report by the APP.


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