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Pakistan Published 17 Jan, 2021 02:42pm

Pakistan registers 300,000 health workers for COVID-19 vaccination, says Umar

  • Minister says the government is trying to make the vaccine available in the country from more than one sources
  • At the moment there are two anti-coronavirus vaccines authorised for emergency use while phase III clinical trials of the third vaccine by CanSino will be completed by the first week of February: Umar
Pakistan registers 300,000 health workers for COVID-19 vaccination, says Umar
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Pakistan registers 300,000 health workers for COVID-19 vaccination, says Umar

  • Minister says the government is trying to make the vaccine available in the country from more than one sources
  • At the moment there are two anti-coronavirus vaccines authorised for emergency use while phase III clinical trials of the third vaccine by CanSino will be completed by the first week of February: Umar
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