U.S sends 3.7mln Pfizer doses to Pakistan

Roman AhmedWeb Editor

27th Aug, 2021. 06:15 pm
Pfizer and BioNTech

The U.S has sent 3.7 million Pfizer vaccines to Pakistan; the stock reached  Islamabad International Airport on Friday morning.

It was delivered to Pakistan free of cost through the COVAX program, which is the WHO vaccine-sharing alliance.

The shots will be utilized in the country’s national vaccination drive.

COVAX in the past four months has delivered around 17 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccines to Pakistan.

Most of the vaccines are due to arrive in the upcoming weeks, stated a statement issued by the UNICEF.

Previously, Pakistan has stated the highest number of deaths from the deadly virus since May.

Health experts have warned that the country is battling the fourth wave of the deadly coronavirus.

More than 4,000 new cases have been reported across the country in the last 24 hours, while 85 people have surrendered to the virus.

In a tweet on Thursday, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) insisted people to get complete vaccination after 28 days. “For best protection against COVID, complete vaccination is a must.”

Pakistanis who have gotten their vaccination done from abroad can get immunization records registered in NIMS and get their Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate, starting from August 26.

NCOC chief Asad Umar declared that people above the age of 17 can get inoculated.

It is obligatory for students to get the first dose of the inoculation by September 15 and by October 15, all the students should be completely vaccinated.

It is also mandatory for the school staff and transportation sector workers to get fully vaccinated by September 30.

Following are the SoPs mentioned by the authorities to follow:

  • Only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to board on both international and domestic flights from September 30.
  • Unvaccinated people visiting and working at malls, hotels, restaurants, and guest houses won’t be allowed inside after September 30.
  • Unvaccinated people will be barred from using public transport after October 15.
  • Only fully vaccinated people will be allowed on motorways and highways after October 31.

 

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