Islamabad (HRNW) Another consignment of one million Sinopharm and three million Sinovac doses reached Pakistan on Wednesday, according to the National Disaster Management Authority.
The vaccines have been handed over to the Ministry of National Health.
Pakistan has immunised over 71 million people across the country so far. This accounts for only 25% of the total population. The government aims to inoculate 40% of the population by the end of September.
In a media briefing earlier, NCOC chief Asad Umar said that 50% of people in Islamabad, above the age of 15 years, have been fully vaccinated against the deadly virus. He has urged the nation to get immunised as soon as possible. The government has reduced the gap between the vaccine doses from 42 to 28 days as well.