Pakistan has received 100,000 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines from the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) through COVAX.
Shipments of Pfizer’s diluents and syringes will arrive by Monday. The vaccines will be used by the government for the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
The UNICEF appreciated the Pakistani government and Ministry of National Health Services for the successful rollout of the countrywide coronavirus vaccination. “Excellent arrangements have been made at vaccination centers for all the people above 18 years of age,” it said.
The shipment of Pfizer COVID19 vaccines is the second consignment of vaccines received by Pakistan via COVAX. Earlier this month, the UNICEF had led the efforts to procure and deliver more than one million doses of AstraZenaca vaccine to Pakistan.
“COVID19 vaccines are safe and effective. If you are 18 or above, please send your CNIC (without space) to 1166 and get registered in COVID19 vaccination campaign. No one is safe until everyone is safe. Get vaccinated and continue to follow the SOPs,” the UNICEF Pakistan said.