The United States of America (USA) has excused providing COVID-19 vaccines to Pakistan in its response to the Pakistani mission in Washington.
According to sources, the coronavirus vaccines will be provided to Pakistan in the second phase as the company will first meet the local requirement during the first phase.
The sources further revealed that the Pakistani Mission in Washington has notified the federal government regarding the USA’s response. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also informed the health ministry about the reply.
It was stated in a letter that the Pakistani Mission in Washington and the health ministry are making full efforts for the coronavirus vaccines’ availability and are in continuous contact with various companies in order to place advance booking.
According to the details, after allocation of $100 million funds for purchasing the COVID-19 vaccines under last stage trials, Pakistan is contacting companies for advance booking of novel virus vaccines.