Pakistan developed its own Covid-19 vaccine “PakVac” and think tanks are considering it as a big milestone and achievement for the health sector. Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Mr Asad Umar is considering it a big revolution.
On Tuesday, Pakistan launched its own locally processed covid-19 vaccine PakVac with the Chinese partners. The PakVac is developed by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Cansino and it brought in a concentrated form to Pakistan. Afterwards, National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad monitors its packaging.
Furthermore, Cansino was the first vaccine that went under trial in Pakistan and around 180,000 people received its doses. In a multi-country trial, the success rate of Cansino against the severe infections of coronavirus is about 90.98% while the vaccine has shown 65.7% efficiency in preventing the symptomatic covid-19 cases.
Whereas the success rate to prevent severe disease in Pakistan with this vaccine is 100% and preventing the symptomatic cases is around 74.8%.
The vaccine launched in a ceremony conducted in Islamabad. The NCOC chief Asad Umar and Dr Sultan along with other officials attended this ceremony. Meanwhile, the NCOC chief considered it a great achievement.
Moreover, Dr Sultan said that the preparation of the vaccine was not an easy task. People involved in it worked hard to ensure its high standards and quality.