Pakistan begins distributing Pfizer vaccine among provinces after receiving 100,000 doses
The Pfizer vaccine will be utilized across the country in the ongoing vaccination campaign
Various sources have reported that Pakistan has started to distribute Pfizer vaccine doses among provinces.
The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan, said that the vaccine doses will be used to vaccinate only the immunocompromised.
Speaking regarding the immunocompromised, the premier’s aide said the Ministry of Health would soon release details about it on its portal.
Province-wise distribution of the vaccine?
Dr. Faisal said the federal government was providing 51,000 doses of the vaccine, continuing that it had received 106,000 doses of the vaccine through COVAX.
Providing a province-wise breakdown of the distribution, the SAPM said Punjab would get 26,000 doses of the mRNA vaccine while Sindh will receive 12,000 doses.
Dr. Faisal said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been given 8,000 doses while Balochistan has been delivered 2,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Moreover, 1000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be delivered to Islamabad, Azad Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan, the SAPM added.
Dr. Faisal said the Pfizer vaccine would be used to vaccinate people throughout 15 cities of Pakistan, adding that these cities had ultra-cold freezers.
In April, more than 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Pakistan via the COVAX facility.
The Pfizer vaccine will be utilized across the country in the ongoing vaccination campaign.
It was the second shipment that arrived through the COVAX facility in Pakistan. The first, which came on the 8th of May, contained 1,248,400 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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