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Pakistan to locally produce China's CanSino COVID-19 vaccine
Updated 14:29, 04-May-2021

A group of products with logo of CanSinoBIO. /CFP

The local production of China's single-dose CanSino COVID-19 vaccine is set to commence in Pakistan to facilitate its vaccination drive, said Special Assistant to the Pakistani Prime Minister on Health Faisal Sultan on Monday.

Thanking China for supporting Pakistan in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Sultan told local media that China remains a strong partner which had donated vaccines and other supplies and is also transferring technology of vaccine production to Pakistan. The start of the local production of the CanSino vaccine will gradually make Pakistan largely self-sufficient in meeting its COVID-19 vaccine needs.

Sultan also expressed that out of 100 million people eligible for vaccination in the country, the government aimed to vaccinate 70 million by the end of 2021, adding that currently, Pakistan is vaccinating nearly 150,000 people every day, while the government is making efforts to reach a target of 300,000 vaccinations daily.

Pakistan has a population of 220 million and over 2.5 million people have already been vaccinated owing to the proactive strategy of the government for vaccine procurement, the official said. Urging people to continue to observe the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to stop the spread of the virus, said Sultan, adding "vaccines are very important to prevent the virus from spreading, but what is even more important is following SOPs."

According to Pakistan's National Command and Operation Center, the country had reported 834,146 confirmed cases with 18,149 deaths and 728,044 recoveries as of Sunday.
 

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Pakistan to locally produce China's CanSino COVID-19 vaccine
Updated 14:29, 04-May-2021

A group of products with logo of CanSinoBIO. /CFP

The local production of China's single-dose CanSino COVID-19 vaccine is set to commence in Pakistan to facilitate its vaccination drive, said Special Assistant to the Pakistani Prime Minister on Health Faisal Sultan on Monday.

Thanking China for supporting Pakistan in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Sultan told local media that China remains a strong partner which had donated vaccines and other supplies and is also transferring technology of vaccine production to Pakistan. The start of the local production of the CanSino vaccine will gradually make Pakistan largely self-sufficient in meeting its COVID-19 vaccine needs.

Sultan also expressed that out of 100 million people eligible for vaccination in the country, the government aimed to vaccinate 70 million by the end of 2021, adding that currently, Pakistan is vaccinating nearly 150,000 people every day, while the government is making efforts to reach a target of 300,000 vaccinations daily.

Pakistan has a population of 220 million and over 2.5 million people have already been vaccinated owing to the proactive strategy of the government for vaccine procurement, the official said. Urging people to continue to observe the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to stop the spread of the virus, said Sultan, adding "vaccines are very important to prevent the virus from spreading, but what is even more important is following SOPs."

According to Pakistan's National Command and Operation Center, the country had reported 834,146 confirmed cases with 18,149 deaths and 728,044 recoveries as of Sunday.
Best of luck to Pakistan. This is a thinking in right direction.
 

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Best of luck to Pakistan. This is a thinking in right direction.
But the local production rate will be slow. If you are producing anything less than 50 million doses per year than it's too little. But our production rate (filling rate actually) per month will be only 3 million. Now even that is something new and much appreciated in case of Pakistan who have almost no infrastructure, know-how and previous experience with any type of vaccine. But still if you are just filling bottles than you should be atleast filling 7+ million per month.
 

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But the local production rate will be slow. If you are producing anything less than 50 million doses per year than it's too little. But our production rate (filling rate actually) per month will be only 3 million. Now even that is something new and much appreciated in case of Pakistan who have almost no infrastructure, know-how and previous experience with any type of vaccine. But still if you are just filling bottles than you should be atleast filling 7+ million per month.
I hope we also locally produce other important vaccines that are killing similar amount of people if not more

These are regular flu vaccine & pneumovax 13 &23

Pneumonia estimated kill 30,000 americans every year probably more in pakistan
 

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I hope we also locally produce other important vaccines that are killing similar amount of people if not more

These are regular flu vaccine & pneumovax 13 &23

Pneumonia estimated kill 30,000 americans every year probably more in pakistan
Also vaccine for dog bite and snake bite. We import from India. Rabies vaccine too.
 

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>> Also vaccine for dog bite and snake bite. We import from India. Rabies vaccine too.

This is old information.

National Institute of Health have started producing those vaccine locally.
 

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Also vaccine for dog bite and snake bite. We import from India. Rabies vaccine too.
There were no cases of rabies reported in USA even though it has wild population that carries it why?
Because they killed vaccinated all dogs

Seems to be very easy fix that peoole in pakistan cant manage..as our system has noone accountable...AC sahab/sahaba just stay in AC rooms and earn jaiz kick backs..

I remeber my family use to pay kick backs to get any and everything done starting from local judges to all the way upto AC
 

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Napster Pai,

Pakistan would need to vaccinate around 140 million or 280 million doses. @ 50 mn dose/month it is about 6 months. Which is not too bad. More importantly, cities and large towns must be vaccinated pronto.

Apart from production, what would be important is the distribution capacity.

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Napster Pai,

Pakistan would need to vaccinate around 140 million or 280 million doses. @ 50 mn dose/month it is about 6 months. Which is not too bad. More importantly, cities and large towns must be vaccinated pronto.

Apart from production, what would be important is the distribution capacity.

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I was hoping for 50 million doses per year. But the actual rate is 3 million per month. Which is 36 million doses per year. This would have taken almost 3 years to vaccinate our 100 million adult 18+ population. Buy thank God we are also buying from other sources so this reduces the vaccination time of our adult population to June 2022. Which is too late. We should get ourselve done with vaccination by the end of 2021
 
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I was hoping for 50 million doses per year. But the actual rate is 3 million per month. Which is 36 million doses per year. This would have taken almost 3 years to vaccinate our 100 million adult 18+ population. Buy thank God we are also buying from other sources so this reduces the vaccination time of our adult population to June 2022. Which is too late. We should get ourselve done with vaccination by the end of 2021
Not to late InShaAllah. Delivery of these vaccinate is decided by manufacturer only because they are running in full capacity. Thanks to China that we received dose much earlier other wise dose for us was planned by west on or after dec 2021. That will be put Pakistan on very bad situation. India also stops our free vaccine from WHO, which was about to supply us on March 2021
 

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Napster Pai,

From whatever I can make out the situation in Pak is much less grim than India. Is it really that necessary for Pak to scale up the Vax programme very fast.

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We can not wait to be worse than (or on level with) India to speed up vaccination process. Things here are no different than India. Election commission is conducting elections, people are not following SOPs, people are preparing Eid celebrations. There is nothing that we are doing which will stop us from turning to another India as far as covid is concerned. So that's why we seriously need to scale up vaccination program
 

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Not to late InShaAllah. Delivery of these vaccinate is decided by manufacturer only because they are running in full capacity. Thanks to China that we received dose much earlier other wise dose for us was planned by west on or after dec 2021. That will be put Pakistan on very bad situation. India also stops our free vaccine from WHO, which was about to supply us on March 2021
Delivery is decided by manufacturer and China got multiple manufacturers. And thank God we have influence in China atleast. Which should be enough for us and for the indeed we are glad that China is Helping. But for China it is not that difficult to provide 2 million extra doses per month. They can easily manage it. In non developing countries, manufacturers should focus more on those with largest populations like Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, iran etc because they got more to lose and are more prone to covid turning into a killing machine.
 

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