Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Omar has said that citizens who intend to perform the Hajj, Overseas Pakistanis working abroad, and students traveling to other countries to study will have priority over Pfizer.

Asad told the media in Islamabad on Thursday that Pakistan received limited doses of Pfizer vaccine this month. Therefore, he stressed that for Pfizer Vaccination, priority will be given to certain segments.

However, he said Pakistan will get Pfizer vaccines in the near future.

The minister stressed the need for decision-making at the international level with regard to countries that do not accept vaccination certificates of Chinese vaccines, as this will cause problems for the whole world.

More than 100,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine have arrived in the country. The vaccine was made available to Pakistan free of charge through COVAX, the World Health Organization’s Vaccine Exchange Alliance.

The government also plans to purchase 1-2 million doses of Pfizer vaccine directly from the manufacturer through the National Disaster Management Authority.

The demand for the Covid vaccine has skyrocketed as more people register for the vaccine. In an effort to protect people from coronavirus infection, the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) has decided to launch a large-scale “nationwide approach” vaccination campaign in collaboration with various public and private partners. …

The NCOC has set an ambitious goal to vaccinate 70 million people by the end of this year. Federal Planning Minister Asad Omar said that the acceleration of the vaccination campaign in the country was made possible by huge investments from the federal government. He added that next year the government will spend much more on the purchase of vaccines.

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