ISLAMABAD: An additional 500,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine manufactured by Beijing’s state-owned China National Pharmaceutical Group — or Sinopharm — would reach Pakistan tomorrow, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aide on health, Dr Faisal Sultan, announced Wednesday.
Speaking to the media here in Islamabad, Dr Sultan said Pakistan has so far administered over 800,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
About 500,000 jabs of the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine arrived in Pakistan earlier today, he mentioned, adding that another 500,000 would arrive tomorrow.
“Vaccination in Pakistan started with Sinopharm [vaccine],” he said.
The PM’s aide also announced that registration for vaccination against the novel coronavirus for people above 50 years of age has been opened now that the elderly, as well as primary healthcare workers and frontline medics, had been administered their first doses.