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Pakistan gets first COVID-19 vaccine doses under COVAX

| Updated: May 09, 2021 12:38:36


Vials labelled "Sinopharm coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine" placed on displayed EU flag are seen in this illustration picture taken Mar 24, 2021. REUTERS Vials labelled "Sinopharm coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine" placed on displayed EU flag are seen in this illustration picture taken Mar 24, 2021. REUTERS

Pakistan on Saturday received its first batch of 1.2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses under its COVAX quota, UNICEF said in a media release.

"Today Pakistan received its first shipment of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines (SII-AZ AZD1222) from the COVAX Facility," it said.

COVAX, a global programme to provide vaccines mainly for poor countries, has recently been hit by supply problems.

 

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