ISLAMABAD: As the fourth wave of COVID-19 worsens, Pakistan reached the milestone of 1 million daily vaccination doses on Monday, with Islamabad becoming the first city to have at least one dose administered to 50 percent of its eligible population.
On Twitter, Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar shared information about the increased vaccination campaign being conducted to combat the spread of COVID-19.
In a tweet, he said he was “pleased to report that the goal of 1 million vaccinations in a day was exceeded yesterday with 10 lakh 72 thousand vaccines.”
In addition, Umar stated that all federating units made significant contributions, with the provinces of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Islamabad each delivering unprecedented quantities of vaccine doses.
Happy to report that the target we had set for 1 million vaccinations in a day was crossed yesterday with 10 lakh 72 thousand vaccinations. All federating entities contributed with punjab, sind, kp and Islamabad all doing record numbers. Amazing performance by all involved
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) August 3, 2021
He described the show as “amazing performance by all concerned.”
As of today, Pakistan has administered a total of 31,929,581 doses. One dose has been administered to 25,208,663 people, with a second dose administered to 6,720,918 people.
The data from Johns Hopkins University shows that among the countries that vaccinate their citizens, Pakistan is ranked 17th in terms of doses delivered.
The country has reached the milestone of 30 million total doses, according to Dr Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health.
Over 1 Million COVID vaccine doses administered in Pakistan yesterday – highest nmbr so far
We've also crossed 30 million (cumulative) doses. Last 10 million doses took 16 days – ~8x faster than what it took to administer first 10 million.
Kudos to all who hv made this happn pic.twitter.com/Fq1u4teCyI
— Faisal Sultan (@fslsltn) August 3, 2021
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