Pakistan to receive 13m Pfizer vaccines
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday signed an agreement with Pfizer Pakistan under which it would receive 13 million doses of the American vaccine.
On the other hand, over 600 diplomats from 57 countries have been vaccinated at the National Institute of Health (NIH).
According to a statement issued by a publicity firm, the agreement was signed by Pfizer Pakistan and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to supply 13 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (BNT162b2). Deliveries are planned during the course of 2021.
“We are deeply honoured to work with the Pakistani go nment and to marshal our scientific and manufacturing resources toward our shared goal of bringing a Covid-19 vaccine to the people of Pakistan as quickly as possible,” said Pfizer Pakistan Country Manager Syed Mohammad Wajeehuddin in a statement.
辉瑞公司巴基斯坦区经理Syed Mohammad Wajeeh-uddin在一份声明中表示:“我们非常荣幸能与巴基斯坦政府合作，调动我们的科学和制造资源，实现我们的共同目标，即尽快为巴基斯坦人民提供新冠肺炎疫苗。”
“In the face of this global health crisis, Pfizer’s purpose — breakthroughs that change patients’ lives — has taken on an even greater urgency. Our hope is that our vaccine will help make this happen,” he said.
Chief Business and Chief Commercial Officer at BioNTech Sean Marett also thanked the Pakistani go nment for its support and putting trust in their ability to develop a vaccine that, they believed, had the pential to help address this global pandemic threat.
Made in india......
For elite class.....
@Common Man, Pfizer is not made in India - check your facts before commenting
Free vaccines. Please check expiry dates before use.
These are expired vaccines, that is why for FREE
Out of 230 mil which 13 mil will get it?
Too little and too late. 13 million Pfizer only, who will be the recipient this time?
@A, We all know which 13 million will get it :). For general public there will be Chinese vaccine
Please include expectant mothers in the priority group so that they can receive the Pfizer vaccine. They too are immunocompromised
Shame...India makes vaccines...Pakistan still wants for charity n alms
@Chris, Pakistan is buying needs and not getting it free,
Great work by Pakistan yet again in securing such quantities of vaccine considering some of the developed countries like Japan are still struggling to get vaccine.
@A, the ones who need it urgently, Pakistan has been vaccinating much better than some of the developed countries and have vaccinated millions more during the last 4 months and not all 230 million will need vaccination.
Meantime, India is administering over 8 Million doses a day....
Shame on the go nment!
Tremendous effort. Even iron brother didn’t supply this many vaccines. Long live PMIK.
Umair - Canada
India vaccinated 8.5 million in one day !!! 13m is just not enough for 2 days in that speed.!
@Umair - Canada, have you considered gigantic number of population in India with huge population of Pakistan?
@Umair - Canada，你考虑过印度和巴基斯坦的巨大的人口差距吗?
@Disha Arora, Pakistan paid for these vaccines and has set aside $1Bn for vaccines in the recent budget
Living off donations for ever.
Every now and then importing couple of million doses is not the solution; country's policy makers and leaders ought to think long term by investing in develo and manufacturing 100% locally developed vaccine!
Dr. Sria, Aamir Ahmad
Great move and wonderful news.
I think the need is for 180 million vaccines
India Vaccinated more than 8 million in single day.