US stands with Pakistanis in fight against Covid-19: envoy

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ISLAMABAD
The US Embassy acting deputy chief of mission Richard Snelsire has said that Washington is delivering on its promise to stand with the people of Pakistan as they continue the fight against Covid-19.
The envoy said this during a visit to a vaccination centre to witness firsthand the utilisation of some of the recently-arrived 10.3 million life-saving Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses donated by the United States along with the representatives from the embassy and Pakistani health officials on Wednesday. So far, the United States has donated almost 15.8 million Covid-19 vaccinations to Pakistan.

“These vaccines, delivered straight from the best pharmaceutical facilities in the United States, are a crucial step toward us all regaining our normal lives and moving beyond the pandemic,” said Snelsire, adding the United States is proud to partner with the Pakistani government and health care professionals to get these jabs straight into the arms of the neediest Pakistani people.

He along with acting Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development Michael Nehrbass spoke with the healthcare workers and several citizens at the Mass Vaccination Centre in Islamabad about their experiences with the vaccination process and the importance of immunizations.

The recent donation of over 10.3 million vaccines is part of the 500 million Pfizer doses the United States purchased this summer to deliver to 92 countries worldwide, including Pakistan, to fulfil President Joe Biden’s commitment to provide safe and effective vaccines around the world and supercharge the global fight against the pandemic, said the statement. TLTP