Pakistan approves emergency use of third Chinese COVID vaccine, despite its low efficacy rate

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Pakistan permitted the emergency use of the third Chinese vaccine, despite its low efficacy rate, on Thursday.

Citing officers, Geo News reported that the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to a different Chinese vaccine, CoronaVac.

Earlier, Pakistan had granted the EUA to China’s two-dose Sinopharm and single-dose Convidecia vaccine developed by the Cansino Biologicals Inc.

This could be the fifth coronavirus vaccine and the third Chinese vaccine for use in Pakistan. UK’s AstraZeneca and Russian Sputnik V vaccines have additionally been permitted by the DRAP.

According to the report, the CoronaVac vaccine, despite its low efficacy rate was allowed by the well being authorities to counter the third wave of the pandemic in Pakistan, reported Geo News.

Meanwhile, two Chinese and one Russian vaccine are being utilized in the private and non-private sectors. Pakistan can be anticipating the AstraZeneca vaccine underneath the COVAX programme.

Meanwhile, the third wave of coronavirus has killed 105 extra folks in Pakistan within the final 24 hours, taking the nationwide dying tally to fifteen,229.

Citing National Command and Operations Centre’s (NCOC) official knowledge, Geo News reported that about 5,312 new instances emerged within the nation with the entire tally now recorded at 710,829 as of immediately.

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