PIA Special Plane Transports Two Million Doses Of Sinovac Vaccine To Pakistan
Umer Jamshaid 27 days ago Tue 06th July 2021 | 11:10 AM
BEIJING, July 6 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Jul, 2021 ) :A special plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) PK-6853 airlifted two million doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine from the Beijing Capital International Airport to Islamabad on Tuesday.
This special flight of the national flag carrier in addition to the special flight PK-6852 which transported two million doses of the Sinovac vaccine from China to Pakistan in last month, Qadir Bux Sangi, PIA Country Manager for China told APP.
Pakistan has been using mainly Chinese vaccines namely Sinopharm and Sinovac, although others are also available.
It may be mentioned that Pakistani health authorities had launched a nationwide vaccination drive with around a million doses of Sinopharm vaccine donated by China, starting with older people and frontline healthcare workers, in March.
The drive began with a focus on the oldest people in the community, generally over the age of 80 and worked its way down.
Initially, the government had to deal with vaccination hesitancy and a shortage of vaccine supplies and had limited shots for people aged 30 or over. Now it is available for the people aged over 18 years.