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Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan

DRAP approves emergency use of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine
Pakistan

DRAP approves emergency use of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine

  • Decision comes after announcement that Pakistan is set to receive 2.5 million doses of the vaccine through the UN-backed Covax global vaccine sharing programme
  • Vaccine can be administered to people suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and other diseases
Updated 01 Jul, 2021 11:55am
Pakistan to produce three million CanSino doses every month
Pakistan

Pakistan to produce three million CanSino doses every month

  • SAPM says the product, PakVac, has passed rigorous internal QA testing, an important step to help in our vaccine supply line
  • The vaccine would be available for administration to the citizens by the end of May after approval from the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan
Updated 25 May, 2021 08:10pm
CanSinoBIO says COVID-19 shot may be less effective over time
World

CanSinoBIO says COVID-19 shot may be less effective over time

  • CanSinoBIO’s chief scientific officer says a second shot given to trial participants six months after their first injection could offer substantial protection against the virus
  • Tao says accurate and precise results could only be gathered after more clinical trials
Updated 01 Apr, 2021 02:51pm
SHC directs govt to fix price of COVID-19 vaccine
Pakistan

SHC directs govt to fix price of COVID-19 vaccine

  • On March 18, the court had suspended the drug regulatory authority’s notification concerning the withdrawal of exemption in Covid-19 vaccines import to a private pharma company
  • DRAP counsel requested the court to not allow the sale of the vaccine until its price is fixed
Published 31 Mar, 2021 11:33am
Russia's Sputnik V vaccine to cost around Rs9,000 in Pakistan
Pakistan

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine to cost around Rs9,000 in Pakistan

  • A meeting of the DRAP's processing board was held on March 19 in which it was recommended to fix the cost of two doses of the Sputnik V vaccine between Rs8,200 to Rs9,000
  • The recommendation of the vaccine price has been forwarded to the health ministry which will present it before the federal cabinet for a final approval
Updated 21 Mar, 2021 02:05pm
DRAP approves Sinopharm vaccine for people above 60 years
Pakistan

DRAP approves Sinopharm vaccine for people above 60 years

  • NCOC states that the Sinopharm vaccine is being administered to people up to the age of 60 years, however, it would now be used to inoculate citizens above 60 years of age too
  • On February 2, the first batch of 500,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine arrived in Pakistan as a gift from China
Updated 05 Mar, 2021 09:22pm