First consignment of AstraZeneca arriving on 8th: KARACHI: The very first consignment of around 1.238 million dosages of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 injection, codenamed AZD1222 via COVAX center would certainly be landing at the Islamabad International Airport Terminal on Saturday, May 08, 2021, federal government officials informed.
He claimed Pakistan is getting the European vaccination from a non-Indian source.
Around 12,38,000 (12 lac as well as thirty 8 thousand) doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s AZD1222 COVID-19 vaccine (Covishield) are arriving on May 8 at the Islamabad Airport.
It is the first delivery of Covid-19 vaccination being provided with COVAX to Pakistan from a non-Indian resource,” an official of the National Health And Wellness Solutions, Regulations as well as Sychronisation (NHS, R&C) told The News on Wednesday.
Pakistan was expected to get the first tranche of AstraZeneca’s Covishield injection with COVAX in March however the vaccine supply was postponed after the Product Institute of India (SII) drew away the products to fulfill its residential demands, authorities said.
The NHS, R&C authorities included that Pakistan has currently procured the injection from South Korea utilizing influence with partner organisations”.
The government ministry official preserved that an additional consignment of the injection has been committed in June together with ‘a little over 0.1 million’ Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccination dosages, including also Moderna’s injection could be provided to Pakistan through COVAX.
Replying to a query if the syringes were likewise being delivered together with vaccine to Pakistan, the official maintained that GAVI products are always packed having corresponding quantities of syringes.
“Our timely acquisition of UCC (Ultra Cold Chain) freezers has put us ahead for Pfizer as well as Moderna via COVAX,” the authorities added.
The main maintained that COVAX vaccine supply circumstance is most likely to enhance substantially in the second half of 2021 as more injections are most likely to be secured by the WHO and also EUA, including Chinese injections.
He preserved that COVAX has guaranteed Pakistan of providing a minimum of 100,000 doses of mRNA vaccine of Pfizer BioNtech by June this year.
“On their guarantee, we have gotten and also installed 23 Ultra Cold Chain (UCC) Fridges throughout Pakistan. This tools has been obtained with monetary aid from Asian Growth Financial institution readily available with the UNICEF, Pakistan.
They have actually been installed in the government capital and all the federating devices to save the mRNA vaccine from Pfizer BioNtech and in future various other vaccines that require unique storage arrangements,” the authorities included.