Vietnam to receive a million Covid vaccine doses by July

Henrietta Brewer
June 16, 2021

Progress against the coronavirus was underlined as NY announced more than 70 percent of adults had received at least one vaccine dose and the last of the state's restrictions could be lifted.

The latest expansion leaves only 18 to 20 year olds yet to be contacted for their first doses, even as the second doses for all those aged 40 and over and being encouraged to be brought forward as part of efforts to control the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19.

Pakistan in its coronavirus vaccination drive has mostly used vaccines imported from China.

Health Secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock is known to be in favour of the move, while England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, has said doctors and care workers have a "professional responsibility" to protect their patients. This is a great achievement reflecting public trust in the Covid-19 vaccines and the whole process.

Punjab government has been unable to cope with the extraordinary situation as scenes of mayhem have been witnessed at major CVCs set up at Expo Centre, Walton, Minar-e-Pakistan and various other vaccination centres in capital city of the province. "It's the first time that the facility faced shortage of vaccines and hopefully it won't happen again". "The response has improved also because the government has removed the age bar", said Dr Qureshi.

But the pace has slowed rapidly since then, and unvaccinated people remain vulnerable to the disease. "Pakistan is among the top 30 countries of the world in terms of vaccine doses administered".

Meanwhile, Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid, in a statement issued on Tuesday, claimed that Punjab has adequate vaccine stock available for the next three days and the news of shortage are baseless.

"Approximately eight million doses have been administered". Just 6.7% of the population of 52 million is fully vaccinated.

"We are giving 75,000 doses per day [in Sindh]".

The minister further informed that the provincial administration was in possession of 13,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine, which would be administered to people suffering from serious ailments on a priority basis.

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