Five Corona vaccines have been approved by Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). These medicines have been approved on emergency bases by Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
All approved vaccines have been imported from China, Rusia and UK. Different pharmaceutical from mentioned countries have signed MoU with Pakistan Drugs Regulatory authority and delivered on demand, Few of them were gifted by China.
Approved corona vaccines by DRAP are Sinopharm,CanSinoBIO,Sputnik V,AZD1222 and Sinovac.
As there were limited doses were given to Pakistan that’s why Pakistan has prioritized frontline health workers, doctors and paramedical staff and these staff were given doses when Pakistan imported 10 lac doses from China. Later on further vaccines was imported fro China , Russia and UK and given to senior citizens those are above 70 and then 60years of age.
List of Approved corona vaccines
|Vaccine Name||Country||Manufacturer||Test participants||Result Moderate||Effective Severe|
|CanSinoBIO||China||Tianjin-based Chinese pharmaceutical||60,000 volunteers||79%|
|Sinopharm||China||China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (CNPGC)||40,000 volunteers||67.5%||91%|
|Sputnik V||Rusia||Moscow-based Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology||91.6%|