500,000 SinoVac coronavirus vaccine doses arrive in Pakistan

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NCOC says vaccine doses procured through payment.
Vaccine doses manufactured by Chinese-based company SinoVac.
DRAP had authorised emergency use of the vaccine earlier this month.
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said Thursday a Pakistan Air Force plane carrying 0.5 million Chinese-based company SinoVac’s vaccine doses had landed at the Nur Khan Airbase in Islamabad.

In a statement, the NCOC said Pakistan had paid for the vaccine doses, clarifying that it was not via donation from China.

The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), earlier this month, had granted emergency authorisation to the SinoVac’s vaccine —CoronaVac.

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