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Hajj pilgrims, Overseas Pakistanis and Students Going Abroad Target for Pfizer Jabs

NCOC chief Asad Umar has said that the number of Pfizer vaccines in Pakistan has come down, adding that Pfizer vaccine will be given to those going on Hajj and work visa holders and students going abroad for education.

According to details, Federal Minister and head of NCOC Asad Omar while talking to media said that we are trying our best to complete the process of vaccination as soon as possible, the business of malls has also been affected due to Corona. Businesses will allowed to open all week but without vaccines it is not possible.

Asad Umar, who also heads the apex Covid-19 supervisory body, said that the vaccine acceptability issue is global and urged the other nations to address it.

The minister said that Pakistan received a limited quantity of the vaccine this month due to which the government had decided to give the vaccine to those who were going abroad where it was mandatory.

“Chinese vaccines are exported the most and highlighted that acceptability towards vaccines is creating problems worldwide,” he added.

The first shipment of 106,000 doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 mRNA vaccine has already arrived through COVAX, while authorities are also planning to procure ‘one to two million doses’ of mRNA vaccine directly from the manufacturer through the National Disaster Management Authority.

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