The United States has donated 3.7 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the Government of Pakistan under the COVAX programme.
The US has donated 9.2 million vaccines to Pakistan so far, including the 5.5 million Moderna jabs donated in July. Recently, the US donated $63 million to Pakistan as part of their COVID assistance.
The donation is a part of the 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses the US purchased this summer to deliver to 92 countries and economies across the world.
The US embassy Charge d’affaires Angela P.Angeler commented that the US and Pakistan had been working together to improve infection prevention and control, patient care and expanding laboratory testing.
“There is an urgency, now more than ever, to put an end to this devastating pandemic, and Pakistan and the United States are continuing to work together to achieve that goal,” she said.
Aggeler added that the US is proud to partner with the Pakistani people and it hoped that they would soon defeat the COVID to create a safe and secure enviornment.