7.90 lakh AstraZeneca vaccine shots reach Dhaka...

Dhaka, Tuesday   26 October 2021

7.90 lakh AstraZeneca vaccine shots reach Dhaka

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:59 PM, 2 October 2021   Updated: 07:01 PM, 2 October 2021

7.90 lakh AstraZeneca vaccine shots reach Dhaka

7.90 lakh AstraZeneca vaccine shots reach Dhaka

A consignment of 7 lakh 90 thousand of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses reached Dhaka from Germany. 

A Qatar Airways flight carrying the consignment landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) Dhaka this afternoon.

Director of the Department of Health's vaccination program Dr. Shamsul Haque confirmed this.

German Ambassador to Bangladesh was present at the airport to receive the vaccine. Lokman Hossain Mia, senior secretary of the Health Services Division was also present. 

The first shipment of 2,45,200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine gifted by Japan arrived in the country on July 24. Then the second consignment of 7,81,320 doses arrived on July 31. 

On August 2, another 6,16,760 doses of gifted vaccine arrived. Later, the fourth consignment of 7,81,440 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Dhaka on August 21. The fifth shipment of 6,34,920 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived on August 28.

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