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PMA extends its vaccine-related concerns to the WHO

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), through a letter, has requested the Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO) to play its role in resolving the vaccination issue of people who need to travel abroad because concerned authorities of some countries have approved specific brands of the corona vaccine and have declared mandatory for incoming visitors to be vaccinated with one of those brands.

All are well aware of the fact that different countries of the world are using different brands of the vaccine manufactured in different countries, which means people are not using the same brands of the COVID-19 vaccine globally. Even knowing the fact, some countries have approved specific brands mandatory for incoming visitors.

This policy of approving specific brands of corona vaccine will have a devastating effect on international travelling and trade.

Keeping in view the above facts, we have requested the WHO to convince such countries to accept all the vaccine brands approved by all other countries for their citizens; otherwise, it will create a big problem for the people who wish to go abroad for employment, business, education, medical treatment and for other purposes.

May 26, 2021

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