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Health Ministry Issues Guidelines For Use Of Pfizer Vaccine

ISLAMABAD: National Ministry of Health has issued guidelines for use of Pfizer vaccine in the country that is among the last vaccines allowed by DRAP for use to tackle COVID-19 pandemic, .

According to the guidelines, Pfizer vaccine could be placed at room temperature after six hours of its preparation.

The guidelines further read that its second dose would be administered after 21 days.
Sharing details on who would be administered the vaccine, the national ministry for health said that it should be used for people aged above 18 including high-risk patients, Hajj pilgrims, and people having work or study visas.

“Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers could be administered Pfizer vaccine,” it said adding that people suffering from liver issues, hepatitis, neurological disorders and stroke patients could get Pfizer jabs while those undergoing a transplant could get the dose two weeks before it or one week after the transplant.

Those suffering from cancer could also receive a jab from the Pfizer vaccine while people suffering from respiratory, cardiac, and hypertension ailments could get the jab after consultation with the concerned doctor.

The guidelines further advised against the administration of Pfizer vaccine to those suffering from fever, COVID-19 patients while those who have recovered from the infection could get the dose.

Those suffering from intense allergies could not receive Pfizer jabs, the guidelines from National Health Ministry said.