Long queues in Pakistan to buy Sputnik V as private sales begin


Those still not eligible for government's free vaccination wait in long queues at vaccination sites in Pakistan to get vaccinated despite the $80 cost for a pack of two doses as the country allows private sales of the Covid-19 vaccines.

Thousands of Pakistanis have rushed to get inoculated in the first round of commercial sales of Covid-19 vaccines that began over the weekend, with vaccination sites in the southern city of Karachi saying they had already sold out.
Pakistan is currently offering free vaccines to frontline healthcare workers and people over the age of 50, but the drive has thus far been slow, and last month the country allowed commercial imports by the private sector for the general public.
The first round saw the commercial sale of the two-shot Russian Sputnik V to the general public for about $80 (12,000 Pakistani rupees) for a pack of two doses.