US to send another 2.4m doses of coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan

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A vial labelled with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus illness (COVID-19) vaccine is seen on this illustration image taken March 19, 2021. Photograph: Reuters
  • US to ship 2.four million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan
  • Cargo is a part of an ongoing US vaccine diplomacy effort that has despatched vaccines to dozens of nations
  • Newest shipments of COVID-19 vaccine heaps are attributable to arrive on Saturday through the Covax distribution programme.

The US authorities will ship 2.four million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan on Thursday, bringing the overall variety of doses despatched to the South Asian nation to about 18.three million, greater than some other nation, a White Home official stated.

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

Pakistan has administered a minimum of 93.6 million doses to this point, based on information compiled by Reuters. Assuming each individual wants two doses, that might suffice to have vaccinated about 21.6 per cent of the nation’s inhabitants.

Earlier 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.