ISLAMABAD:The Pakistan government has placed emergency orders for supplies of the vaccines to overcome a countrywide shortage.15 lakh doses of vaccine has arrived Islamabad airport through a special PIA flight .
“China as a time tested friend of Pakistan has taken special measures to ensure uninterrupted supply of vaccines to Pakistan,” the NCOC statement read.
The forum further said that another consignment of 2-3 Million doses of Chinese vaccines will reach Pakistan next week.
Health Chief Dr. Faisal Sultan said that while Pakistan had one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in stock, authorities were expecting 1.55 million doses on Sunday, 2.5 million doses on Tuesday, and another 2-3 million doses between June 23 and June 30.
Pakistan has allocated $1.1 billion in the fiscal year 2022 to procure coronavirus vaccines from the international market to achieve herd immunity.
The government says it’s aiming to vaccinate between 45 million and 65 million people this year, with plans to inoculate 70 million people by next year.
So far, Pakistan has administered more than 13 million doses of the vaccine.