US rejects Pakistan demand for the COVID - 19 vaccine

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US rejects Pakistan demand for the COVID - 19 vaccine

ISLAMABAD – The US has denied providing COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan in first phase as the American pharmaceutical firm will meet the local requirement before exporting it to other virus-hit countries, it emerged on Wednesday.

Pakistani Mission in Washington got the disappointing response when it approached the officials to book vaccine for the country that is facing second wave of COVID-19.

The mission has informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the denial of the US, local media reported citing sources.

In a letter, it was stated that the Pakistani Mission in Washington and the health ministry are in contact with companies for advance booking of the vaccine.