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Pakistan's Partner Provides 8 Million More COVID-19 Vaccines

September 20, 2022 • 10:38 am CDT
U.S. Embassy Pakistan
(Vax Before Travel)

The U.S. government, through USAID, confirmed yesterday it is supporting the Government of Pakistan's COVID-19 pediatric vaccination campaign.

Various health officials visited a vaccination center in Islamabad to launch a nationwide campaign to vaccinate children with the first batch of eight million Comirnaty COVID-19 pediatric vaccine doses donated by the United States. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the United States has committed to donating more than 78 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to the people of Pakistan.

Thus far, more than 70 million of these doses have arrived in-country. 

The United States is the largest donor of COVID-19 vaccines to Pakistan.

Addressing health officials at the inauguration campaign on September 19, 2022, U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome remarked in a press release, "Today, we celebrate the next step in protecting all Pakistanis against this devastating disease by launching the pediatric vaccination campaign."

"Our recent collaboration to protect the children of Pakistan demonstrates the importance of our longstanding partnership to work together and overcome the global challenge."

From a disease outbreak perspective, the U.S. CDC has issued various Travel Advisories focused on Pakistan, such as dengue, polio, and typhoid.

And the U.S. Department of State says, 'Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to various risks.'

The USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. For more information about USAID in Pakistan, please visit www.usaid.gov/pakistan.

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