The Health Ministry has categorically rejected rumors which claimed that there is an acute shortage of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine across the country.
In an official statement, the Health Ministry stated that the two-dose Sinopharm’s Coronavirus vaccine is available in sufficient quantity in the country.
سائنو فارم اس وقت پاکستان میں موجود ہے اور اس کے لگاے جانے کا عمل جاری رہے گا-
یہ افواہ بالکل غلط ہے کے سائنو فارم پاکستان میں میسر نہیں ہے-
جن افراد کو سائنو فارم کا پہلا ٹیکہ لگ چکا ہے انکو دوسرا ٹیکہ بھی اسی ویکسین کا لگے گا-
مزید Sinopharm ویکسین خریدنے کا عمل بھی جاری ہے- pic.twitter.com/UTmxz5TbJX
— Ministry of National Health Services, Pakistan (@nhsrcofficial) May 27, 2021
Individuals who had received the initial dose of Sinopharm’s vaccine will also receive its booster dose. It is because second doses of Sinopharm’s vaccine have already been reserved for those who received its first dose.
Pakistan received the first batch of Sinopharm vaccine from China as a donation in February this year and started the countrywide vaccination campaign. Later, Pakistan bought the Sinopharm vaccine from China while the process of purchasing more doses of the Sinopharm vaccine is also underway.
Yesterday, the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) also confirmed that the two COVID-19 vaccines developed by the Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical group, Sinopharm, successfully contain the viral infection.
Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) also approved one of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use, enabling it to be distributed widely worldwide under the COVAX facility.