Pakistan receives extra coronavirus vaccine doses from Pfizer, Sinopharm

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Web Desk

July 21, 2021

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Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Photo showing a vial of the coronavirus vaccine along with a syringe, while the logos of pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech SE could be seen in the background. Photo: AFP
Photo exhibiting a vial of the coronavirus vaccine together with a syringe, whereas the logos of pharmaceutical corporations Pfizer and BioNTech SE could possibly be seen within the background. Photo: AFP

Pakistan on Wednesday obtained extra doses of Pfizer in addition to China’s Sinopharm vaccine, the  National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) confirmed.

Taking to Twitter, the NDMA introduced that the consignment has been handed over to the federal well being division in order that the doses could possibly be distributed among the many provinces. 

The authority additionally introduced that Pakistan obtained 0.7 million doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine on Wednesday.

Pakistan obtained greater than 100,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine via the COVAX facility in May. The doses had reached the nation with the assistance of UNICEF.

COVAX is a worldwide vaccine-sharing programme co-led by the World Health Organisation, the Gavi vaccine alliance, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

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