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Pakistan to start local production of CanSinoBio’s coronavirus vaccine next month


Pakistan will start the local production of CanSinoBio’s coronavirus vaccine next month, National Institute of Health’s officials said Tuesday. The development comes after 100,00 people were vaccinated in a day for the first time in Pakistan yesterday.

The NIH officials said the arrangements to prepare CanSinoBio’s coronavirus vaccine were done, while the raw material for the vaccine would reach Pakistan in early May.

Chinese experts are also present in Islamabad to help in the preparation of the vaccine, officials said, adding NIH had started the venture in collaboration with a Chinese company.

The official said they hope that the single-dose vaccine will be available to the public before the end of May.

It is pertinent to mention here that CanSinoBio’s officials had trained NIH experts to prepare vaccine doses.

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