More than 100,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccination arrived in Pakistan on Friday, according to UNICEF Pakistan.
UNICEF assisted in getting the medicines to Islamabad this morning, according to a post on Twitter. A shipment of diluents and syringes is expected in the next two days, according to UNICEF.
The Pfizer vaccine will be used in the ongoing vaccination program across the country, according to the company. The shipment that arrived today is the second to pass through the COVAX facility. On May 8, the first shipment arrived, including 1,248,400 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The World Health Organization, the Gavi Vaccine Alliance, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations are leading COVAX, a worldwide vaccine-sharing program (CEPI). Pakistan has been promised 17.2 million doses.