Pakistan receives 6.6mln doses of Pfizer vaccine from the U.S

Roman AhmedWeb Editor

03rd Sep, 2021. 09:48 pm
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Pakistan has received 6.6million doses of Pfizer vaccine from the United States (U.S) through the COVAX global distribution program to help the country vaccinate its population against Covid-19.

“The U.S. has shipped another tranche of Pfizer vaccines to Pakistan. The 6.6 million doses will arrive in time to assist the Pakistani government to inoculate young and at-risk Pakistanis and mitigate the fourth COVID-19 wave,” said the US Embassy in Islamabad in a Twitter statement.

The tweet stated that this donation brings the total number of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the US to Pakistan to 15.8 million.

Whereas the US is the single largest contributor supportive of the COVAX exertions in the direction of global COVID-19 vaccine access, added the embassy.

The National Command and Operating Centre (NCOC) has reviewed its vaccination strategies for citizens below 18 years of age.

The Pfizer vaccine will be directed to teenagers under the age of 18.

 

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