On Thursday, the Sindh health department decided to provide a Covid-19 booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine to all health workers in the province. The Department of Health has written a letter to the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) in this regard.
According to the letter, the decision was made because health workers are at high risk of acquiring Covid-19. “Because of the constant exposure to patients in hospitals, all health workers are at high risk of Covid-19 infection,” the letter said. The vaccination will done free of cost.
Earlier this week, the Sindh government had received 320,580 Pfizer vaccines sent by the United States through the COVAX facility. The United States of America (US) on September 6 sent 6.6 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Pakistan through the global COVAX program to help the country put the population in Covid-19.
It has sent another part of Pfizer vaccine to Pakistan. An estimated 6.6 million will be time to help the Pakistani government introduce new drugs to Pakistani youth and reduce the fourth wave of COVID-19, the US ambassador to Islamabad said in a Twitter statement.
The donation brings the entire verity of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the US to Pakistan to 15.8 million. The Ambassador said that the US is one of the largest donors supporting COVAX’s efforts to achieve global coverage of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The development comes a day after 18 other patients died and 817 new cases emerged in the province, Sindh Prime Minister Murad Ali Shah said in a statement.
The death toll within the province rose to 7,210, with 447,050 cases, the chief minister added in a statement.
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