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Friday Jun 25 2021
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Pakistan to produce its own coronavirus vaccine soon: UVAS professor

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Web Desk
Representational image. Photo: File
Representational image. Photo: File

  • UVAS conducts first experiment of Pakistan's COVID-19 vaccine on a rabbit. 
  • Second experiment to be  done on a monkey, says UVAS professor. 
  • UVAS had started work on the vaccine last month. 


LAHORE: Pakistan will soon be able to produce its own coronavirus vaccine, said Dr Tahir Yaqub, a professor at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS).

The UVAS has conducted an experiment in this regard, stated Dr Tahir, adding that a rabbit has been injected with the coronavirus vaccine.

"We are waiting for the results of the first vaccine. The second experiment will be carried out on a monkey," he said.

Speaking to Geo News, he said very soon, Pakistan will be able to produce its own coronavirus vaccine.

The UVAS had launched the initiative to formulate Pakistan's own coronavirus vaccine, as per a report by The Nation

A presentation in this regard was given by the UAVS officials to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, who had agreed to allocate a fund of Rs100 million for the preparation of the COVID vaccine.

“We have sought a time period of six months to prepare the vaccine,” the Director of the UVAS, Dr Tahir said, adding that the university had all necessary arrangements needed for its preparation.