US to ship 2.four million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan


WASHINGTON:

The US authorities will ship 2.four million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan on Thursday, bringing the entire variety of doses despatched to the South Asian nation to about 18.three million, greater than another nation, a White House official mentioned.

The newest shipments of the vaccine heaps made by Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech , are attributable to arrive on Saturday by way of the COVAX distribution program, mentioned the official, who requested to stay unidentified.

Pakistan has administered no less than 93.6 million doses to this point, in accordance to information compiled by Reuters.

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Assuming each individual wants two doses, that will suffice to have vaccinated about 21.6% of the nation’s inhabitants.

Previous US shipments of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines have gone to Pakistan each month since June.

The cargo is a part of an ongoing US vaccine diplomacy effort that has despatched vaccines to dozens of nations.

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