Gift of 500,000 vaccine doses from China arrives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Another batch of 500,000 doses of Sinopharm’s coronavirus vaccine from Pakistan’s “iron brother” China landed in Nur Khan Airbase on Tuesday, the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination said.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan — along with officials from the health ministry — were present at the base to receive the vaccine doses that had arrived via an airbus.

Pakistan, on March 10, launched COVID-19 vaccination for the general public, starting with older people, as it grapples with a high degree of vaccination hesitancy among its 220 million people, even among health workers.

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