All above 18 years of age to be vaccinated by end of 2021

Staff Reporter

Parliamentary Secretary, National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Dr Nausheen Hamid on Tuesday said that Pakistan’s health authorities were on track to administer COVID-19 vaccination to almost 70% of its targeted population by end of December 2021, over 20 million Pfizer vaccine doses will reach in the country soon.

“Government’s strategy is to maintain balance between safety of our population and their social well-being and economic sustainability”, she said while talking to a private news channel.

The Pfizer vaccine will only be utilized in limited areas of the country where ultra cold chain would be available for its storage during the ongoing vaccination campaign, she said, adding that special refrigerators would be used to store the Pfizer BioNtech and other vaccines in future.

“Pfizer vaccine has to be kept at minus 70 degrees Celsius, which is a challenge for developing countries where we will have difficulties in maintaining a cold chain”, she added. Nausheen Hamid said now registration was open for the entire national population who are above 18-year of age.

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