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Pakistan Secures 17 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine

India News | 31/01/2021 09:30 AM | Click to read full article

Pakistan announced Saturday it has secured 17 million doses of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine through the World Health Organization's COVAX program to vaccinate its citizens against COVID-19.

Additionally, the government said, a plane will fly to China on Sunday to airlift an initial tranche of the 500,000 doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine Beijing has gifted to Islamabad. The WHO's COVAX is a global program to vaccinate people in poor and middle-income countries against the coronavirus.