COVID-19 Vaccination Challenges in Developing Countries


Wajahat Hussain


The pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is challenge of the century for humanity. Pre-pandemic normalcy is assumed to never return until a safe and effective vaccine becomes available and a global vaccination campaign is successfully introduced. To tackle the pandemic of Covid-19 safe and effective vaccines has been developed and pharmaceutical companies Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca started to manufacture the vaccine and make it available in the market. Globally all the countries are in race to secure vaccine access for their populations but it is challenge for developing countries to make vaccine available for the population especially the poor and vulnerable groups. Pakistan is developing country which is facing the double burden of the communicable diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases along with financial issues faced by the health system.

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