Individuals queue up and wait to get themselves inoculated with the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination centre in Karachi on August 1, 2021. — AFP/File

KARACHI: Sindh Well being Division officers mentioned Thursday there’s a scarcity of Sinopharm, Sinovac, and AstraZeneca vaccines within the port metropolis, as 1000’s of individuals have began arriving at vaccination centres every day. 

The well being division officers mentioned vaccine reserves have been exhausted on the Expo Centre, Dow Ojha Hospital, and Sindh Authorities Youngsters’s Hospital, whereas provides to inoculation centres at New Karachi, Liaquatabad, and Lyari have been suspended.

The officers mentioned the primary dose of Sinopharm, Sinovac, and AstraZeneca vaccines should not being administered, whereas a sparse variety of jabs had been obtainable for these searching for a second dose.

Nearly all of the individuals are being administered the Moderna vaccine, they mentioned.

The well being division officers mentioned folks had began visiting close by and drive-through vaccination centres after the federal government had elevated the variety of inoculation centres.

It is going to take at the very least per week for extra vaccine doses to reach within the province, they mentioned.

Vaccination centres have been overrun after the federal government introduced penalties for the unvaccinated, together with blocked cell SIMs and barred entry to workplaces, eating places, buying malls, and transport.

Later, in an announcement, the well being division’s spokesperson clarified there isn’t any vaccine scarcity on the Expo Middle.

The spokesperson mentioned the division despatched 30,000 doses of Sinovac to the inoculation centre this morning, whereas 900 doses had been already obtainable there.

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