Breaking News :

Nausheen Shah hits back at trolls on Instagram

Current account deficit to remain between 2-3pc in FY22: SBP

Sharif met Mohib to protect Pakistan’s national interest: Abbasi

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to further economic cooperation

Noor asked me to bring Rs700,000 to Zahir’s house: driver

China, Pakistan agree to boost cooperation under CPEC

Pak, Saudi Arabia agree to further bilateral ties

PML-N, PPP reject AJK results

Pakistan ranks top 10 in business environment: Chinese report

PPP bags Sindh-Balochistan seat of AJK assembly

Four martyred in AJK as Army vehicle falls into ravine

PTI wins 25 seats in AJK elections

25 textile companies contribute 21pc to $25bn exports

Gandapur’s misogynist remarks against Maryam draw public ire

I am definitely the candidate to replace PM Khan: Mehwish Hayat

Govt welcomes UK move against corrupt elements

Tajik forces declare readiness to counter any uncertain scenario on Afghan border

Qureshi set to embark on China visit today

Cargo ship stranded at Karachi’s Seaview for second day

Video of a bull getting out of control and shot goes viral

A must-try recipe for this Bakrid

WhatsApp introduces joinable calls feature

Delta variant on a roll in Karachi

Security of Chinese nationals improved after Dasu incident

Zalmay holds talks with Army Chief, PM

Cryptocurrency advocates want Pakistan to align itself with modern times

Saudi Arabia allows shops to remain open during prayers

Behroze Sabzwari speaks on his son’s separation with Syra Yousuf

RSS ideology main hurdle in Indo-Pak peace: PM Khan

Uninstall these apps if you want to use WhatsApp

Pakistan, Uzbekistan set to produce a film together

Mahira Khan says she is not even engaged

Disappointed at allegations from Afghanistan: PM Khan

Chaman border closed after Taliban get close

Pakistan for Afghan-owned solution in Afghanistan: Qureshi

Some updates about the upcoming iPhone 13

Sherry says Pakistan doesn’t criminalise violence

Will EVMs be effective in Pakistan?

Cuba proposes to establish a vaccine plant in Pakistan

Ban on TLP to be maintained: Fawad Chaudhary

Twitter lashes out at Pakistani team as they suffer a 3-0 whitewash

Maryam Nawaz’s blunder lands her into hot waters yet again

Taliban destroy two helicopters of the Afghan forces

Naegleria claims 4th life in Karachi

PM Khan reiterates support to Kashmiri struggle for freedom

Monsoon season begins in Pakistan

Khalilzad embarks on diplomacy tour of Qatar, Uzbekistan and Pakistan

Bushra Ansari proves again that age is just a number

No taxes on imports for exports sector from Aug 14: FBR

Faysal Quraishi recreates his viral ‘jaahil log’ video

Pakistan welcomes Iran’s role in Afghan peace process

WhatsApp may finally allow you to select quality for sending visual content

Beware! 22 brands of water declared unsafe for human consumption

PM warns nation of Covid-19’s Indian variant

Shahroz says he always saw a life partner in Sadaf

Biden vows to stand by Afghan security forces

Pakistan to see electric cars in this month

China assures to stand behind Pakistan regardless of world politics

Pak vs Eng: Haris Sohail ruled out of ODI series

Spotify vs Apple Music vs Sound Cloud: 12 best music streaming services in 2021

$1b Eurobonds floated at 8.5% interest rate

Man accused of assaulting young couple arrested in Islamabad

Legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar passes away

Karachi matric board chairperson explains details behind controversy

How to know if you have been blocked by someone on Whatsapp?

India clearly behind Lahore blast: Sheikh Rashid

State keen to talk to Baloch insurgents: Chaudhary

People unhappy with scantily clad women at Hum Style Awards

Minal’s fans are worried after her hospital pictures go viral

Why you should refrain from investing in crypto

Selected Imran should refrain from commenting on Pakistan’s nuclear assets: Maryam Nawaz

Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar sides with PM Khan over his statements on rape

UAE-Pakistan friendly ties continue to foster growth, development

Pakistan Has Many Vaccine Candidates To Offer In Its Covid-19 Inoculation Drive

Pakistan has now started work towards it immunization drive by approving the Oxford Astra Zeneca Covid19 vaccine, sources have confirmed.  Towards this, their National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) have formulated guidelines for an eight-step vaccination process.

The intent of guidelines is to ensure people are vaccinated in a ‘healthy environment’ and in accordance with health guidelines. The NCOC intends to gather information and manage the inoculation drive through an online portal namely the National Immunisation Management System (NIMS) to be operated by the NCOC itself.

Of the 5 million cases of infection, there are reported deaths of around 10 percent. However, the previous data has shown that it took the administration far longer to contain the spread of the virus at the onset.  Towards the immunization drive, Pakistan has also set up Adult Vaccine Centres (AVC) that have been established by National Vaccination and Administration Control Cell (NVACC).

Meanwhile, China is trying very hard to win its reputation back as it promises to donate a sizable amount of its own vaccine candidate to Islamabad.

Read More | China to gift Pakistan half-million COVID-19 vaccine doses

At the moment, Pakistan is making use of the UK generated version, Chinese and the Russian version of the vaccine. All of them do not provide more than 60 percent efficacy advantage.

Another Chinese vaccine candidate that is being developed in Pakistan itself will also be ready with the preliminary results by February 2021. It has been going through the Phase III of its trial process.  Pakistan’s Health Minister Faisal Sultan has said Pakistan could get “in the range of tens of millions” of vaccine doses under an agreement with China’s Cansino Biologics Inc.

Cansino’s Ad5-nCoV vaccine candidate is nearing completion of Phase III clinical  

In the first phase 400,000 medical personnel will be administered with the medication. As the NIMS service is completely computerized, it is not going to need any manual handling and the immunization drive will be carried out automatically. Citizens will need to send a short service message to register themselves for the vaccination, and they will receive the instructions to visit nearest centre for their shots.

Read Previous

Pakistan Cabinet gives allowance to Broadsheet Commission

Read Next

PM Imran Khan passes Rs500 mn uplift grant for each lawmaker

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x