Islamabad, 7 December 2021 (TDI): Yesterday, the United States of America (USA) has donated 2.2 million Pfizer vaccines to the government of Pakistan. The USA has been donated vaccines to Pakistan since June 2021. This donation is a part of the COVAX mission.
The country is committed to donating a huge amount of covid vaccines to states around the world. This initiative was taken to facilitate all the countries either weak or developing states. This is a unilateral effort by the government of the USA along with the different international organizations.
Our commitment to COVID-19 response efforts in #Pakistan continues. Today the U.S. donated an additional 2.2 million Pfizer vaccine doses to Pakistan via the #COVAX mechanism. This donation will complement the impressive campaign to vaccinate all Pakistanis. #USPAK 🇺🇸🇵🇰
— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) December 5, 2021
Furthermore, the country has pledged to donate more than a billion vaccines to states around the world by 2022. The COVAX mechanism was addressed to deal with the ongoing pandemic, to protect the world from the virus.
The COVAX mechanism aims to increase the manufacturing of the covid-19 vaccines and to make sure an equal distribution is made among every country in the world. This is an initiative adopted to provide health security to all the states and their people against the covid-19.
This mechanism is led by the ‘Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). The key delivery partner for this mechanism is World Health Organizations (WHO), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), and Gavi. All these international organizations have been providing vaccines to different states around the world.
Pakistan – United States bilateral relations
The government of Pakistan and the United States of America have been signing bilateral agreements to strengthen their partnership. Both have been collaborating to protect the South East Asian region and to provide humanitarian protection and health security to the vulnerable people of Afghanistan.
Moreover, the USA has helped Pakistan by donating huge amounts of vaccines in the last five months. This donation is effectively continuing with Pakistan’s Immunization Program. Both states are working together to strengthen their relationship while protecting their national interests along the way.