Over 30m people immunised so far
A fresh consignment of one million Sinopharm vaccines reached Islamabad from China Wednesday.
The doses were brought by a foreign airline and were received by the Foreign Office and the Chinese embassy. They will be handed over to the Ministry of Health.
Another batch of 1.5 million CanSino doses will arrive in the country in the upcoming week.
According to Planning Minister Asad Umar, more than 30 million people across the country have been vaccinated against the deadly coronavirus.
Last week, Pakistan achieved the milestone of immunising over one million people in a day. The highest number of people have been inoculated in Islamabad.
Experts have warned the country is battling the fourth wave of the virus. In the last 24 hours, Pakistan has reported 4,856 new coronavirus cases and 81 deaths. The infection rate in the country has climbed to 7.5%.
Students across Pakistan above the age of 16 years can now get vaccinated against the virus. They will be administered the Moderna vaccine.
The new instructions will be valid for teenagers studying in universities and colleges where Covid-19 vaccination has been made compulsory. The Moderna jab can also be given to pregnant and lactating women.
An advisory issued by NCOC revealed that these people should not administer the Moderna jab.