25 lakh more Pfizer vaccine doses arrive
Published: 09:58 AM, 28 September 2021
Another consignment of 25 lakh doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Dhaka from the USA under COVAX facilities early hours of Tuesday.
A cargo plane carrying the shots reached around 1:30 am at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka from Florida. However, the vaccine jabs were scheduled to arrive at 10:15 am on Monday.
Md Maidul Islam Prodhan, senior information officer of the health ministry confirmed the information.
The US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller and Director General of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) Prof Dr Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam received the consignment of the vaccine at the airport.
The first consignment of 100,620 doses of Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine under the COVAX scheme arrived in Bangladesh on May 31, this year while on September 1, Bangladesh got 10 lakh doses of Pfizer vaccine.
With the fresh batch, Bangladesh received a total of 36,04,480 jabs of Pfizer vaccines under the COVAX facility.