Oxford vaccine to cost around $6 – $7 per dose to government of Pakistan

The government is likely to bear $6 to $7 per dose of millions of shots if it opts to pick the Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, which has been approved by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap). However, the vaccine’s sole authorised local distributor is at the moment unable to give a proper timeline for the supply.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has also announced that China has promised to provide 500,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan by January 31.

In a tweet, Qureshi suggested the doses to be provided to Pakistan will be of the Sinopharm vaccine, which the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) had approved for emergency use in the country earlier this week.

Source: Dawn