Vaccination centres reopen after supply of COVID vaccines in Punjab

The Nation  |  Jun 21, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination centres across Punjab reopen on Monday after the supply of COVID-19 vaccines from China. 

According to the deputy commissioner (DC) Lahore, the vaccination centres in the city are opened today, where the citizens will receive doses of Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines.

The citizens willing to get the AstraZeneca vaccine have been asked to wait. “Upon availability, they will be informed,” the DC said.

It is to be noted that Punjab and Sindh were facing shortage of vaccines and the centres in Lahore and Karachi remained closed yesterday.

On Sunday, a special flight of PIA carrying 1.55 million doses of vaccine from China had landed at Islamabad airport.

The shipment of Sinovac corona vaccine arrived in Islamabad on board a special Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, the NCOC had stated.

The NCOC said that Pakistan has purchased the vaccine from China’s Sinovac and another two to three million doses of vaccine will reach Pakistan this week.

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