Pakistan will take a decade to inoculate 75 per cent of its population: report

Pakistan will take a decade to inoculate 75 per cent of its population: report Pakistan will take a decade to inoculate 75 per cent of its population: report

Islamabad: Despite the fact that around one million people have already been inculcated against coronavirus, it would take Pakistan 10 years to vaccinate 75pc population.

According to a study published by Bloomberg, while countries like the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) were likely to reach the 75 percent target within three months, Pakistan IS expected to vaccinate the same level of their population in about a decade.

Alongside Pakistan, Ukraine, Iran and Bangladesh will also take 10 years to vaccinate 75pc of their population, the Philippine, five years; India, four years and Argentina will take three years.

The report further stated that countries like Germany and France were likely to acquire herd immunity through vaccination in about a year.

Pakistan is presently experiencing third wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and contagious than the previous two waves.

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 4,004 cases of coronavirus were reported while 102 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 15,026.

The total number of confirmed cases reached to 700188.

Vaccination drive in Pakistan

On January 25, Pakistan authorized the emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V, making it the third anti-Covid-19 vaccine after Oxford University-AstraZeneca and Chinese Sinopharm approved by the country against the deadly coronavirus.

In February, the drive kick-started with healthcare workers being administered the jab in the first phase.

On March 10, the vaccination drive for 60 above began across Pakistan. The senior citizens are being administered the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine.

On March 30, the government opened coronavirus vaccination registration for people who are 50 and above.

Sputnik V and CanSino is also commercially available in Pakistan at private hospitals of Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.

 

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