Another 25 lakh Pfizer vaccines to arrive country
Published: 01:07 PM, 4 October 2021 Updated: 07:32 PM, 4 October 2021
Another 25 lakh or 2.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccine will arrive country from the United States under the COVAX facility. Of these, the first consignment of 6,25,950 doses vaccine is set to reach on Monday night.
Maidul Islam, senior information officer at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, confirmed the information to the media on Monday.
In a release, Maidul Islam said the first batch of 6,25,950 doses of vaccine has been expected to arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 11:20 pm on Monday and the second consignment of 12,56,580 doses at 12:00 on Tuesday (October 5) and the third shipment of 6,25,950 doses at 11:20 pm.
Under the CoVAX facility, a total of 25,08,480 doses of Pfizer vaccine will reach the country in three consignments today and tomorrow, the release added.
The Ministry of Health, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), CMSD and Airport Authorities are expected to be present at the airport to receive the vaccine consignments.
Earlier, a total of 36,04,480 doses of Pfizer vaccines arrived the country from the United States under the Covax facilities.