The massive vaccination campaign has been pushed by United States health authorities since the authorization of the first vaccines in December, and peaked in April, with up to more than four million shots a day.
Dang Duc Anh, director of the Institute, said the doses may come either at the end of June or early July, with the government planning to allow more groups to be vaccinated like workers in industrial parks.
I urge everyone aged 21 and over to get your vaccines booked in as soon as possible to not only secure this extra defence for yourself, but to protect your loved ones too, he said.
About vaccine shortage and closure of some centres, Dr Qureshi said while issues were being managed at the time, the department hadn't received any report about closure of any vaccination centre.
The shortage of vaccine has also affected the Drive-Through Vaccine Facility at Gaddafi Stadium and mobile vaccination units in various parts of the city. Currently, we have around 200,000 to 300,000 doses of vaccines, which are meant for those who will receive the jab for the first time. Over 59,000 people have received two shots.
According to the officials, there has been a very positive response from the public for Covid-19 vaccination in recent weeks as demand for vaccination against coronavirus is on the rise. "We are inoculating over 240,000 people across the province on a daily basis", she said, adding that the momentum of the immunization campaign would be further increased to achieve the prescribed targets.
Following shortage of COVID-19 vaccines in Sindh, an acute shortage of vaccines has hit many Coronavirus Vaccination Centres (CVCs) in Punjab, which slowed down inoculation drive against COVID-19 in the provincial capital.
Health authorities are trying to convince more people to get the shot by increasing vaccination sites and helping people access to them in partnership with private companies that can provide transport or childcare.
More than 15 months since the first confirmed death due to COVID-19 in the US, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 600,000 lives across the country.
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