Pakistan to get 40m more coronavirus vaccine doses from COVAX



2022-02-03 10:55:00

Covid-19 vaccine representational picture. Photograph: Inventory/file
  • Pakistan will get 40 million more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX.
  • Pakistan has already acquired over 91 million doses of the COVID-19.
  • It’s half of the whole 175 million doses which were administered within the nation to this point, says UNICEF.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will get 40 million more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine within the first quarter of the present 12 months underneath the COVAX facility, mentioned the United Nations Worldwide Kids’s Fund (UNICEF) Pakistan on Wednesday.

UNICEF Pakistan mentioned that since Might 2021, Pakistan has already acquired over 91 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine underneath the COVAX facility. It was half of the whole 175 million doses which were administered within the nation to this point, added UNICEF Pakistan.

The worldwide donor company mentioned that UNICEF additionally delivered 41 ultra-cold chain tools and an enormous amount of private protecting tools, syringes, laboratory tools, and different important provides.

“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 emergency, more than 150 million people (60 percent of the population) have been reached with messages on COVID-19 prevention and access to services through national media channels with UNICEF support, and more than 50 million at-risk people have been reached through community engagement activities,” an announcement learn.

Furthermore, nearly 9 million individuals acquired data and steering by means of a nationwide helpline supported by UNICEF, the UN company mentioned. The donor company knowledgeable that because the outbreak of COVID-19, UNICEF has additionally tried to mitigate socio-economic impacts of the pandemic and supported susceptible households and youngsters by means of the availability of secure water, ample sanitation and hygiene, secure formal and non-formal schooling, major well being care providers, and immunization, screening, and therapy of malnutrition.

UNICEF Pakistan mentioned it additionally helps the federal government to tackle the gender hole in COVID-19 vaccination by means of door-to-door vaccination drives, the institution of vaccine cubicles for girls, and recruiting feminine vaccinators (more than 200) to improve the uptake of the vaccine amongst ladies.

COVAX is co-led by Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Improvements (CEPI), and the World Well being Group. Its purpose is to speed up the event and manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines and to assure truthful and equitable entry for each nation on the earth.

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