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Will people going abroad have to be re-vaccinated?

Complaints of a shortage of coronavirus vaccines in the country last week raised concerns among the public, especially those who needed a second dose of the vaccine or those who had to travel abroad. ۔

Will people going abroad have to be re-vaccinated?

Other countries, including Saudi Arabia, have made it a condition for those coming from abroad to be vaccinated with AstraZeneca or Pfizer corona vaccines, leaving Pakistanis who have already been vaccinated reluctant to travel abroad.
Complaints of a shortage of coronavirus vaccines in the country last week raised concerns among the public, especially those who needed a second dose of the vaccine or those who had to travel abroad. ۔

It should be noted that other countries, including Saudi Arabia, have made it a condition for those coming from abroad to get the Corona vaccine from AstraZeneca or Pfizer. AstraZeneca vaccine is being given to those traveling abroad in Pakistan while Pfizer vaccine is being given only to those who are suffering from various diseases.

Dr. Javed Hayat, a leading member of the Corona Expert Advisory Group in Punjab and a consultant pulmonologist, told The Independent Urdu: “This is a very political issue and is becoming a problem for those traveling abroad. In this regard, the government is trying to ensure that vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are recognized internationally, including vaccines made by Chinese companies, all of which are approved by the WHO. There are. ‘

Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid had announced on June 15 that Pakistanis under the age of 40 going abroad would be vaccinated with AstraZeneca at the Expo Center Lahore from June 16.

The provincial minister had claimed at the time that “Punjab has no shortage of vaccines, 1.6 million crore doses of vaccine have been distributed in all districts and more than 240,000 people are being vaccinated across the province. ۔ ‘

He further said: “There are 13,000 doses of AstraZeneca in Punjab while Pfizer vaccine is being given only to people suffering from various diseases on a priority basis.”

On this occasion, Dr. Yasmeen Rashid had said that there is only stock for the next three days in the province, but after that complaints of non-receipt of vaccines started being received from various centers, even last week and Sunday at Expo Center Lahore. AstraZeneca planters also protested outside the hospital, while Punjab vaccination centers were closed on Sunday.

More than 1.5 million doses of the corona vaccine from China arrived in Islamabad by special plane on Sunday night, while it was said that another 5 million doses would arrive in the next 10 days.

Other countries, including Saudi Arabia, have made it a condition for those coming from abroad to be vaccinated with AstraZeneca or Pfizer corona vaccines, leaving Pakistanis who have already been vaccinated reluctant to travel abroad.
Complaints of a shortage of coronavirus vaccines in the country last week raised concerns among the public, especially those who needed a second dose of the vaccine or those who had to travel abroad. ۔

It should be noted that other countries, including Saudi Arabia, have made it a condition for those coming from abroad to get the Corona vaccine from AstraZeneca or Pfizer. AstraZeneca vaccine is being given to those traveling abroad in Pakistan while Pfizer vaccine is being given only to those who are suffering from various diseases.

Dr. Javed Hayat, a leading member of the Corona Expert Advisory Group in Punjab and a consultant pulmonologist, told The Independent Urdu: “This is a very political issue and is becoming a problem for those traveling abroad. In this regard, the government is trying to ensure that vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are recognized internationally, including vaccines made by Chinese companies, all of which are approved by the WHO. There are. ‘

Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid had announced on June 15 that Pakistanis under the age of 40 going abroad would be vaccinated with AstraZeneca at the Expo Center Lahore from June 16.

The provincial minister had claimed at the time that “Punjab has no shortage of vaccines, 1.6 million crore doses of vaccine have been distributed in all districts and more than 240,000 people are being vaccinated across the province. ۔ ‘

He further said: “There are 13,000 doses of AstraZeneca in Punjab while Pfizer vaccine is being given only to people suffering from various diseases on priority basis.”

On this occasion, Dr. Yasmeen Rashid had said that there is only stock for the next three days in the province, but after that complaints of non-receipt of vaccines started being received from various centers, even last week and Sunday at Expo Center Lahore. AstraZeneca planters also protested outside the hospital, while Punjab vaccination centers were closed on Sunday.

More than 1.5 million doses of the corona vaccine from China arrived in Islamabad by special plane on Sunday night, while it was said that another 5 million doses would arrive in the next 10 days.

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