Vaccine supply to improve after June 20, says Dr Faisal
Special Assistant to the PM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan while reacting to the coronavirus vaccine shortage at some vaccination centres said that the situation will improve after June 20, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
He was addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Dr Faisal clarified, “People who are due to get their second dose should not get worried. It can be administered after a delay of a week or so as well.”
Dr Faisal Sultan said over 2,000 vaccination centres are operational across the country where a number of visitors varies and there is a possibility that there may be a shortage of vaccines in some centres as busy centres have more demand.
Dr Faisal said that officials were working on ensuring the supply of additional doses and are in contact with provincial and local authorities.
Dr Sultan also urged the public to cooperate with local authorities and staff at vaccination centres and to follow instructions. “This was a temporary gap that would be filled soon with two million vaccine doses currently available in the country,” he reiterated.
Pakistan is registering 300,000-350,000 people for the vaccine every day and the government aims to vaccinate 70 million people by the end of this year.
Earlier, the government announced that the Oxford-AstraZeneca will be available for all adults from now onwards. This decision would especially help those who want to go to Saudi Arabia, as the country will only accept the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.