Pakistan receives 2.5m doses of Moderna vaccine

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar has confirmed that Pakistan received 2.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine.

The vaccine will be “particularly used on those who have to travel for work or study to countries that are only accepting certain vaccines,” said Umar, who heads the National Command and Operation Centre on coronavirus.

On June 29, the Biden administration announced a donation of doses to Pakistan.

“The vaccine shots will come through World Health Organization’s COVAX programme,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

The COVAX programme seeks to provide vaccines to countries across the world.

Pakistan recently received a tranche of the Pfizer vaccine as well.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are supposed to be highly effective against coronavirus variants identified in India, according to new research by US scientists.

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