Pakistan has purchased more than one million doses of Sinopharm and CanSino Biologics COVID-19 vaccines from China which will be delivered by the end of March 2021. this is the first time Pakistan has purchased the vaccines after previously just relying on the donations. Pakistan is also planning to purchase further 7 million vaccine doses from the same companies.
Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives has said that they have purchased more than 1 million doses of CanSino and Sinopharm vaccines. Asad Umar also said that we have told them to deliver 7 million vaccines by the end of April but they have not confirmed it yet. At the moment Pakistan is injecting the 1 million Sinopharm doses to its healthcare workers and citizens above 60 years of age.