ISLAMABAD: A consignment, containing 3mn doses of Pfizer vaccine will arrive in Pakistan from the US this week.
In response to well being division sources, US is ready to donate three million doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week, making it the most important donation of the vaccine to Pakistan.
A lot of Pakistanis working within the Center East and Europe can’t return to those international locations with out taking the jabs of vaccines which have been accredited by their respective governments.
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are being utilized in majority of those nations whereas Pakistan is generally inoculating the Chinese language vaccines.
This cargo is a part of the 10 million doses that the US has allotted to assist Pakistan meet its demand of the mRNA vaccine, the officers stated, including that donation is underneath the worldwide COVAX programme.
Washington had earlier despatched 5.5 million doses of the Moderna vaccine.
100,000 Pfizer doses
Earlier on July 21, one other consignment of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine had reached Islamabad, the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority (NDMA) confirmed.
In response to the spokesperson of the NDMA, the consignment had been handed over to the federal well being division.
Pakistan had acquired greater than 100,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine by means of the COVAX facility in Could.