Voice of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Sunday, May 26, 2024

Pakistan to buy Pfizer vaccine

The Ministry of Health has decided to buy Pfizer company’s MRNA corona vaccine. Sources said that initially one million vaccines would be procured. Vaccines will be purchased through NDMA. Pfizer also promised to provide vaccines. There are reports that vaccine is likely to arrive in Pakistan by July or August. 23 ultra-cold chain freezers have been purchased for vaccine storage.

The Ministry of Health and Pfizer have confirmed that talks are underway to purchase the vaccine. Health ministry officials say the Pfizer vaccine will be given to people with low immunity. Pfizer will be a priority for those wishing to travel abroad under the age of 40.

According to the National Command and Operations Center, the total number of deaths in the country has reached 20,779 while the total number of affected people is 921,053. Corona vaccination is underway in Pakistan and people over the age of 19 are being vaccinated. Adult vaccination centers have been set up across the country and the entire vaccination process is being controlled by digital mechanisms. 189 vaccination centers have been set up in Punjab and 14 in Sindh, while 280 vaccination centers have been set up in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 44 in Balochistan and 14 in Islamabad. Vaccination is being carried out through 25 centers in Azad Kashmir and 16 centers in Gilgit-Baltistan. The highest number of deaths occurred in Punjab where 9,999 people lost their lives while 5,020 people died in Sindh, 4,073 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 760 in Islamabad, 107 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 277 in Balochistan and 543 in Azad Kashmir have lost. The number of corona cases in Islamabad is 81,195, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 132,549, Punjab 339,686, Sindh 317,665, Balochistan 25,148, Azad Kashmir 19,232 and Gilgit-Baltistan 5,578 have been affected by Corona.

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