Dr. Faisal says COVID-19 vaccine will be provided free of cost to general public

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Islamabad (Web Desk): Advisor to PM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has said that the government will provide COVID-19 vaccine free of cost to the general public.

Talking to media here on Wednesday, Dr Faisal said that negotiations with two pharmaceutical companies shortlisted by the Technical Committee for procurement of vaccine are underway.

The advisor said Pakistan is also in touch with Chinese government for procuring anti-corona vaccine and the ambassador of the UK was also engaged in this regard.

He said the government machinery is functional in procuring vaccine and we will be able to vaccinate 1.1 million people and procure vaccine for 200 million populations till the first quarter of this year.

“The staff of Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) will be tasked in shifting and storing vaccines across the country,” the advisor said and maintained that frontline health workers will be vaccinated in first phase of this process.