Pakistan obtained three million extra Moderna vaccine doses from america, an announcement from the US Embassy in Islamabad mentioned Thursday, which have been donated in partnership with the COVAX facility and the UNICEF.
The donation was a part of the 80 million doses the US is sharing with the world to facilitate equitable international entry to protected and efficient vaccines, that are important to ending the COVID-19 pandemic, the assertion mentioned.
Talking on the event, Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Well being Dr Faisal Sultan mentioned that within the final three days, Pakistan administered file vaccines jabs, with an purpose to get 70% inhabitants inoculated by the tip of this yr.
The consignment had reached Islamabad on Monday, July 26, whereas it was formally handed over to the Pakistani authorities at the moment. Earlier, Pakistan had obtained 2.5 million doses of the Moderna vaccine from the US which, based on Dr Faisal, is proof of the robust ties between Islamabad and Washington.
“As President Biden has mentioned, america is dedicated to bringing the identical urgency to worldwide vaccination efforts that now we have demonstrated at dwelling,” the embassy’s assertion additional mentioned.
US Embassy Chargé d’affaires Angela P Aggeler mentioned: “The arrival of those three million doses is along with the two.5 million doses america donated earlier this month to the individuals of Pakistan.”
The US has delivered greater than $50 million in COVID-19 help by its partnership with the Pakistani authorities, the assertion additional learn.
Individually, Pakistan has additionally obtained 2.four million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine since Could as a part of the COVAX effort.