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Govt issues administration guidelines for usage of CanSIno COVID-19 vaccine

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) issued guidelines on Tuesday regarding safe usage of the Chinese single-dose CanSin. 

As per guidelines, the CanSino vaccine will be administered to people over 18 years of age. Citizens under 18 years of age won’t be administered the single-dose CanSino COVID-19 vaccine

The NCOC has recommended that people suffering from fever and currently Covid positive should not be administered the AstraZeneca vaccine.

  • Who should not receive Vaccine
  • Individuals having fever at the time of coming for vaccination (Can be rescheduled after the illness is settled)
  • Patients with active COVID-19
  • Those with mild COVID-19 can receive the vaccine once the isolation period is complete.
  • Those with severe COVID-19 can receive the vaccine once they become stable
  • Individuals on short-term immunosuppressive medication should wait for 28 day after themedication ends.
  • Those chronically immunosuppressed may receive the vaccine, though efficacy may be lower
  • That post-transplantation may receive the vaccine 3 months after transplantation
  • That post-chemotherapy may receive the vaccine 28 days after chemotherapy
  • Those having severe and/or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, gastrointestinal disease, liver disease, renal disease, endocrine disorder and neurological illness.

    Vaccine Storage

    Storage and transportation in refrigerated (2-8oC) condition

  • Do not freeze the vaccine in any circumstance
  • Protect the vaccine from direct exposure to sunlight

    Vaccine Administration

  • Route of Administration: Intramuscular
  • Site of Administration: Lateral Deltoid Muscle (Upper Arm), Non-dominant side
  • Dose: 0.5ml/vial
  • Presentation: Single-dose
  • Regimen: Single shot

    Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar had said last week that Pakistan will receive 4 million doses of China’s CanSino vaccine by the end of April.

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