Pakistan to use Chinese and other Covid vaccines to vaccinate children

China Economic Net

Islamabad: Pakistan’s National Institute of Health (NIH) will use Chinese and other Covid vaccines to vaccinate children from Monday (September 19).

The NIH announced to vaccinate children aged 5-12 against COVID-19 from Monday.

According to the NIH, the COVID-19 vaccination drive will be continued from September 19 to 24 to inoculate children.

The NIH in its statement for the parents said that vaccination against COVID-19 helps children from being infected with the virus.

The entries of the COVID-19 vaccination will be made through B-form of the children.

The number of daily Covid-19 cases increased by a fraction as Pakistan reported 104 more cases in the last 24 hours.

According to the data issued by the NIH, 104 more cases were reported in the last 24 hours among the 16,614 Covid-19 diagnostic tests. Meanwhile, one person lost their life to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

The NIH stated that almost 91 coronavirus patients were being treated in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) across the country at different medical facilities.

Ever since the first Covid-19 case was reported in early 2020, Pakistan has reported over 1.5 million coronavirus cases and over 30,000 deaths.

The health ministry said that the drive to vaccinate the children aged 5-12 years will be launched in Sindh, Punjab and Islamabad in the first phase.

While 5.5 million teenage people have been vaccinated with American vaccine Pfizer, Pakistan started inoculating those in the age group of 12-18 years with two Chinese vaccines. Chinese vaccines Sinopharm and Sinovac have been approved by the government for administration to children of age 12 years and above.