The government has so far bought $250million worth of corona vaccine

ISLAMABAD June 9, 2021: Federal Minister for Planning and NCOC chief Asad Umar has said that the government has so far procured $250million worth of corona vaccine.

In a statement, Asad Umar said that approval was being sought from the ECC for the purchase of an additional $1اbillion worth of vaccines. He said that the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has issued instructions for corona vaccination of federal employees and their families, adding that federal secretaries would be responsible for vaccination of employees and families of the concerned ministries.

On the other hand, the US company has started supplying Pfizer vaccine to the provinces and federal units. According to the guideline issued by the company, people above 18 years of age, pregnant women and mothers of infants can also get Pfizer vaccine. The guideline instructs diagnosed Corona patients not to be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine.

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