Islamabad (UNA-OIC) – Pakistan on Monday finalized an agreement to procure 13 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer, said Pakistani Health Minister Dr. Faisal Sultan.
The vaccine doses would be available throughout the course of 2021 under the agreement signed by Pakistan National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) with Pfizer Pakistan and BioNTech SE.
On May 28, Pakistan received 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine through the COVAX facility which has pledged free vaccines for 20 percent of the country’s 220 million population.
The agreement with Pfizer came soon after Pakistan received 1.5 million doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine this week at a crucial time as the country has already exhausted the initial vaccine supplies.
Pakistan has administered 13.4 million of the total 16 million doses in its inventory, with about 3.5 million people fully vaccinated, according to the National Command Operation Centre (NCOC), which is supervising the pandemic response.