Monitoring Desk: Pakistan will become the top country of US vaccine receiver in South Asia as the U.S. government will ship 2.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan on Thursday, reports Reuters.
According to News Agency, a White House official said that the latest shipments of the vaccine lots made by Pfizer (PFE.N) and Germany’s BioNTech (22UAy.DE), are due to arrive on Saturday via the COVAX distribution program, said the official, who asked to remain unidentified.
Pakistan has administered at least 93.6 million doses so far, according to data compiled by Reuters. Assuming every person needs two doses, that would suffice to have vaccinated about 21.6% of the country’s population. Previous U.S. shipments of Moderna (MRNA.O) and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines have gone to Pakistan every month since June.