October 15, 2021
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U.S. Consul General and Faysal Qureshi Visit Karachi Expo Center to Promote Lifesaving COVID-19 Vaccinations
KARACHI (October 15, 2021) – U.S. Consul General Mark Stroh and actor Faysal Qureshi visited one of Pakistan’s largest vaccination facilities at the Karachi Expo Center as part of the United States and Sindh government’s ongoing immunization awareness campaign, ‘Fizaaoon se Falaah Tak’. The campaign is encouraging Pakistani citizens to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and save lives. Consul General Mark Stroh observed U.S. Pfizer vaccine inoculations firsthand, thanked health care workers, and congratulated Pakistanis receiving Pfizer vaccines.
“The United States stands with the people of Pakistan in the fight against this global pandemic. Since July 2021, the American people have sent 15.8 million life-saving COVID-19 vaccine doses to the people of Pakistan, and another 9.6 million Pfizer doses will be arriving this month, in October,” said Consul General Mark Stroh, while interacting with people getting Pfizer vaccines at the Karachi Expo Center.
These Pfizer vaccines are part of 500 million Pfizer doses the United States purchased this summer to deliver to 92 countries worldwide, including Pakistan, to fulfill President Joseph R. Biden’s commitment to provide safe and effective vaccines around the world and supercharge the global fight against the pandemic. At the virtual Global COVID-19 Summit held on the margins of the UN General Assembly in September, President Biden announced that the United States will provide an additional 500 million Pfizer vaccines to low and lower-middle income countries around the globe, with shipments starting in January 2022. This will bring the total number of vaccines donated by the United States around the globe to more than 1.1 billion, providing more free doses worldwide than every other country in the world combined.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has delivered assistance worth $63 million in the form of emergency medical supplies such as personal protective equipment and ventilators, medical training, and medical infrastructure to the people of Pakistan in addition to the vaccine donations.
To learn more about U.S. COVID-19 vaccine donations in Pakistan, visit https://www.state.gov/countries-areas/pakistan/.