Islamabad. An agreement has been reached between Pakistan and Pfizer-BioNTech for the procurement of 13 million doses of Covid-19 mRNA vaccine for the country.
The first shipment is expected to reach Pakistan by the end of July 2021.
Similarly, Pakistan is in the final stages of procuring 10 million doses of Russian Sputnik V vaccine and its first shipment is likely to reach by the end of the current month or first week of July.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan also said the pressure on the country’s coronavirus vaccine stock would ease beginning next week. Dr Sultan said 12.9 million cumulative vaccine doses have so far been administered in the country (including both partial and fully vaccinated people), with 226,000 inoculations on June 18, 266,000 on June 17, and 416,000 on June 16.
Planning Minister Asad Umar also said that 2.3 million Covid vaccinations were carried out from June 12 to 18, which is the highest in any week so far.