Vaccination drive for 40 and above commences: Faisal Sultan

Vaccination drive for 40 and above commences: Faisal Sultan


Islamabad: Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr. Faisal Sultan has said that the vaccination of people aged above forty years has started from today.

On Monday, he briefed the media in Islamabad that 150,000 vaccines are being injected every day, and our goal is to increase to 300,000 vaccines.

The special assistant said that the government has adopted a deliberate strategy to purchase the vaccine. So far, a deal for 30 million doses has been signed, saying it is satisfactory.

He said nineteen million doses will be received by June this year. He clarified that we are not relying on the donations but ninety percent of the vaccine doses are being purchased.

Dr Faisal Sultan said that seventy million people will be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of this year.

The Special Assistant said that local filling of single dose CanSino vaccine is about to begin in the country. He said that three million doses of this vaccine will be prepared at the National Institute of Health per month. This, he said, will reduce our dependence on the imported doses.

Faisal Sultan urged people to continue to observe the SOP to check the spread of the virus.

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