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Pakistan’s Covid-19 vaccination drive launched

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday evening oversaw the start of Pakistan’s coronavirus vaccination campaign, with the first jab administered to a doctor in Islamabad.

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the launch of the drive, the premier congratulated his government’s health team for moving rapidly to secure the vaccine and thanked China for donating 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine to Pakistan.

He reiterated that the vaccine will be first administered to health workers working with Covid-19 patients, followed by the elderly in the high-risk age group.

“This (vaccine) is being distributed equitably among all the provinces so no one thinks we’ve provided more of it to one province,” he said. 


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