Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid said that Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine has been made available and is being administered in several government hospitals.
Dr Yasmin Rashid said, in a statement, that Pfizer vaccine is available for those who are going to travel to Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries.
She added that the vaccine is being administered to those possessing working visas and other related documents.
“Pfizer vaccine is being administered in Mayo Hospital Lahore, Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi, Nishtar Hospital Multan and Allied Hospital Faisalabad” she informed and added that sufficient doses of Pfizer vaccine are being transported to the government hospitals.
Earlier in the day, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said that overseas workers and students travelling abroad will be administered Moderna vaccine.
In a message on his official Twitter handle, the minister said: “Received 2.5 million doses of Moderna sent by US govt.
This will [be administered to] particularly those who have to travel for work or study to countries which are only accepting certain vaccines.”
Umar, who also heads the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), appreciated US President Joe Biden’s “progressive policy” on Covid-19.