The federal government has distributed the Chinese-made coronavirus vaccines among Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Sindh received 84,000 doses of the vaccine, Punjab 70,000,
KP 65,000 and Balochistan 10,300 doses.
Sindh Health Secretary Kazim Jatoi and EPI Director Akram
Sultan received the vaccines at the Karachi airport Monday. They were shifted
to a cold storage facility under strict security.
Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid confirmed receiving a
tranche of 70,000 vaccines from the centre, the Radio Pakistan reported.
The KP health department and the Balochistan government
spokespersons also confirmed the number of vaccines they received from the
A nationwide immunisation campaign against coronavirus will
begin in Pakistan on February 3. Thousands of frontline health workers from
both public and private sectors will be inoculated first.
They will receive the BBIBP-CorV vaccine developed by
Chinese firm Sinopharm. It has an efficacy of 79.3%.