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Pakistan set to introduce home-made ‘PakVac’ COVID vaccine

Pakistan has locally finished a coronavirus vaccine with the help of Chinese experts after raw materials for the vaccine were transported to Islamabad last month.

According to NIH, the first batch of China’s single-dose CanSino COVID-19 vaccine would be available for administration to the citizens by the end of this month.

A total of 124,000 CanSino jabs have been developed with China’s support and they would be rolled out in local packaging.

The locally-made Covid-19 Chinese vaccine was given PakVac name.

Taking to Twitter, the SAPM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan congratulated the NIH Pak team and its leadership for “successful fill/finish (from concentrate) of the CansSno vaccine.”

Congratulations to the NIH Pak team and its leadership for successful fill/finish (from concentrate) of the Cansino vaccine with the help of Cansino Bio Inc. China. The product has passed the rigorous internal QA testing. An imp step to help in our vaccine supply line pic.twitter.com/hrkySTJxPX

— Faisal Sultan (@fslsltn) May 24, 2021

“Congratulations to the NIH Pak team and its leadership for successful fill/finish (from concentrate) of the Cansino vaccine with the help of Cansino Bio Inc.”

Back in April, NIH officials had said they would start the local production of CanSinoBio’s coronavirus vaccine in May. 

According to the NIH official, the raw material for the vaccine reached Pakistan in early May after which the production of the vaccine was started immediately.

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