The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) on Thursday authorised two coronavirus vaccines for folks above 60 years of age, Geo News reported.
DRAP officers stated the choice was made throughout a gathering of the physique — and it was based mostly on suggestions from a six-member specialist committee.
The physique has authorised China’s Sinopharm and Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccines for inoculations, whereas the previous was already getting used to vaccinate frontline well being staff.
The DRAP officers stated that till now, the Sinopharm vaccine was being administered to folks as much as the age of 60 years, nonetheless, it might now be used to inoculate residents above 60 years of age too.
Shedding extra gentle on the idea of the choice, the officers stated they made the decision after analyzing information from China, Bahrain, and United Arab Emirates.
Meanwhile, Pakistan will probably be among the many greatest recipients of free COVID-19 vaccines earlier than June — greater than 10 million doses — the COVAX scheme had introduced on Tuesday.
Some 238.2 million doses will probably be distributed around the globe by the top of May via the programme aimed toward boosting entry to coronavirus jabs in poorer nations.