Health Ministry issues guidelines for use of Pfizer vaccine

 Lahore, 8th June: The Health Ministry of Pakistan has issued guidelines for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19.

Pakistan’s National Ministry of Health has issued guidelines for the help citizens for the use of the Pfizer vaccine against coronavirus.

It said that this is the last vaccine allowed by DRAP to be used in Pakistan.

The guidelines issued stated that the vaccine should be kept at a temperature of minus 60 to 80 degrees centigrade and its contact with light should be avoided. However, the vaccine can be placed at room temperature after six hours of its preparation.

The vial of the vaccine can not be opened before use. The vaccine will be transferred in thermal shipping containers having ultra-cold chain freezers.

One bottle of Pfizer vaccine contains six doses and that the second dose of the vaccine should be administered after 21 days.

The national ministry of health added that Pfizer will be administered to people aged 18 and above, which include Hajj pilgrims, people having foreign work or study visas and high-risk patients.

The ministry further said that pregnant and breastfeeding mothers could be immunized by the Pfizer vaccine.

People suffering from liver issues, hepatitis, neurological disorders, stroke and cancer patients could also get Pfizer jabs. However, those suffering from respiratory, cardiac, and hypertension ailments should get the vaccine after consulting their concerned doctor.

The National Health Ministry also added that people suffering from severe allergies could not receive Pfizer jabs.

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