The Sindh Health Department decided on Thursday to administer a Covid booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine to all healthcare workers in the province.
According to a notification issued by the provincial department, the decision was taken in light of the healthcare workers being at an increased risk of [contracting] Covid-19. The inoculation will be done free of charge.
A copy of the notification available with The Express Tribune.
US Consul General Mark Stroh and Sindh Minister of Health and Population Welfare Azra Pechuho welcomed the shipment which is part of a 6.6 million-dose tranche of vaccine the United States has sent to Pakistan.
The State Department added that this tranche is the fourth such delivery bringing the total number of vaccine doses donated to Pakistan to nearly 16 million.
“I am proud to represent the people of the United States as we partner with the Pakistani people to defeat COVID-19,” said Consul General Stroh during a handover ceremony at the Sindh Government’s ultra-cold chain facility in Karachi.
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