US donates almost 10 mln additional Pfizer vaccine to Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The United States of America (USA) is shipping an additional 9.6 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX facility to Pakistan. 

This donation brings the total number of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the US government to the Pakistani people to more than 25 million, a statement on Friday said.

These Pfizer vaccines are part of the 500 million Pfizer doses the United States purchased this summer to deliver to 92 countries worldwide, including Pakistan, to fulfill President Biden’s commitment to provide safe and effective vaccines around the world and supercharge the global fight against the pandemic. 

At the virtual Global COVID-19 Summit held on the margins of the UN General Assembly in September, President Biden announced the United States will provide an additional 500 million Pfizer vaccines to low and lower-middle-income countries around the globe, with shipments starting in January 2022.

“The United States is proud to partner with Pakistan to get effective, life-saving Pfizer vaccinations into the arms of Pakistanis, and Pakistan has done a great job of distributing our donated vaccines,” said U.S. Embassy Chargé d’affaires Angela P Aggeler.

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