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Christmas gift: US donates 5m doses of Pfizer vaccine to Pakistan


The United States has announced shipping an additional five million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan in continuation of its shared efforts to combat the pandemic.

“The United States asked Santa to bring an additional 5 million doses of the life-saving Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines through the COVAX facility to Pakistan, just in time for the holidays,” the US Embassy said in a statement.

It added that the donation should arrive on December 25 on Christmas Day or shortly thereafter, bringing the total number of the vaccines donated by the US government to the Pakistani people to more than 37 million.

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“Getting vaccinated is the best gift you can give your loved ones this holiday season. Celebrate the coming new year by getting your jab,” US Embassy Islamabad’s Chargé d’affaires Angela P Aggeler said.

The statement said that the Pfizer vaccines are part of the 500 million Pfizer doses the United States purchased this summer to deliver to 92 countries worldwide, including Pakistan, to fulfil President Joe Biden’s commitment to provide safe and effective vaccines around the world and supercharge the global fight against the pandemic. “The United States has already delivered more that 300 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine worldwide.”

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