The United States (US) on Thursday provided about 3.7 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Pakistan through the COVAX facility to assist the country in vaccinating its population against the Covid-19.
Pakistan reported 4,191 new cases of coronavirus during the past 24 hours, 15,269,699 people are fully vaccinated in total yet in the country. A total of 25,535 patients have succumbed to the virus in the country so far. Whereas right now 5,596 patients in total are in critical condition, Moreover, 3,848 recoveries were also reported during the last 24-hour period, taking total recoveries to 1,029,930.
All doses received will support the Government of Pakistan’s national vaccination campaign. A recent donation of 3.7 million vaccines is in addition to the 5.5 million Moderna vaccine doses that the US government donated to Pakistan in July, bringing the total number of doses sent from the United States to Pakistan to over 9.2 million.
According to a press release issued by the US State Department today, the donation is part of the 500 million Pfizer doses the United States purchased this summer to deliver to 92 countries worldwide, including Pakistan, to fulfill President Joe Biden’s commitment to provide safe and effective vaccines around the world and supercharge the global fight against the pandemic.
The NCOC has recently announced that children above the age of 17 would be eligible for vaccination from September 1st, as well as anyone above 12 who is immunocompromised (impaired immune system).
Previously on Pfizer’s arrival, a local court in Karachi has soughed a complete charge sheet from the police against the suspects reportedly selling stolen Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in the metropolitans.
According to the prosecution, one of the suspects owned a healthcare company that provided Pfizer vaccines to the public at a price of Rs15,000 per dose was nabbed after his one employee was arrested in a sting operation by the health and police authorities, investigations said, ‘vaccines were stolen from a District East vaccination center where the suspect worked.