BEIJING: A particular aircraft of Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) PK-6853 airlifted two million doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine from the Beijing Capital Worldwide Airport to Islamabad on Tuesday.
This particular flight of the nationwide flag service is along with the particular flight PK-6852 which transported two million doses of the Sinovac vaccine from China to Pakistan in final month, Qadir Bux Sangi, PIA Nation Supervisor for China advised APP.
Based on official sources, round two million extra Chinese language COVID vaccines can be dropped at Pakistan from China in subsequent few days.
In the meantime, upto 700,000 doses of the Chinese language vaccine Sinopharm had already arrived in Pakistan from China whereas one other 1.3 million doses of the identical vaccine are anticipated to achieve the nation very quickly.
On June 22, a particular flight of the Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) PK-6852 airlifted two million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine from the Beijing Capital Worldwide Airport to Islamabad.
The federal government goals at inoculating 70 million individuals by 12 months’s finish.
Islamabad acquired the primary COVID-19 vaccine consignment after a navy plane transported it from Beijing on February 1, this 12 months.
Pakistani well being authorities had launched the nationwide vaccination drive with round one million doses of Sinopharm vaccine donated by China, beginning with older individuals and frontline healthcare staff, in March.
Pakistan has primarily been utilizing Chinese language vaccines Sinopharm and Sinovac for its mass vaccination marketing campaign.
The drive started with a concentrate on the oldest individuals locally, usually over the age of 80 and labored its method down.
Initially, the federal government needed to cope with vaccination hesitancy and a scarcity of vaccine provides and had restricted photographs for individuals aged 30 or over.
Now vaccines can be found for the individuals aged over 18 years and the federal government has urged everybody to get vaccinated and play their half in stemming the unfold of the virus.