Pakistan to receive another batch AstraZeneca: ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will receive one more batch of over 1.2 million dosages of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine under COVAX following month after getting the initial consignment 2 days back.
According to resources privy to the issue, Pakistan has been notified regarding the arrival of the 2nd set and also it would likely get here by next month to help the government in its initiatives to vaccinate the populace.
” The exact date will be communicated soon to the authorities,” they said.
Unique Assistant to Head Of State on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan stated on Sunday that the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccination will also be carried out to people over 40 years old according to methods in numerous countries.
Taking to Twitter, the SAPM invited the cooperation of the COVAX facility and all international partners including THAT, UNICEF as well as others for the provision of 1.2 mn vaccination dosages to Pakistan under the COVAX program.
” 1.2 mill doses of AstraZeneca-Oxford received and 1.2 million expected quickly will supplement injections bought by the government,” he said in a tweet.
Guidelines for use of AstraZeneca vaccine
The Ministry of National Health has provided guidelines when it come to the usage and storage of the AstraZeneca injection.
According to the standards, AstraZeneca could be provided to a certain age group of men and women. The vaccination shot could be given to the male aged 18 years or above, and the ladies over 40 years old.
In case of high temperature, AstraZeneca injection should not be provided to a person.
“Those contaminated with coronavirus will be carried out the vaccine after recuperation from the disease,” according to the standards.
AstraZeneca vaccine could likewise be administered to hypertension, sugar as well as people of heart disorder.
The people with severe diseases and also those having blood clotting grievances need to not be provided AstraZeneca shot, according to the standards.
An individual who undertook a body organ transplant could be provided the vaccination after 3 months of the surgical procedure.