Bangladesh gets allocation of 89 lakh vaccines from US...

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Bangladesh gets allocation of 89 lakh vaccines from US

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:42 AM, 22 September 2021   Updated: 09:43 AM, 22 September 2021

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Bangladesh will get a total of 89 lakh more doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from the United States in the last three months of the year.

Of the jabs, 71 lakh doses of Pfizer vaccine will arrive as US donations while 18 lakh Moderna vaccines will through the COVAX facility.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam confirmed the information in a Facebook post around 1:00 am on Wednesday.

"We have received a new allocation of 71 lac Pfizer (US donation) and 18 lac Moderna vaccine (regular COVAX allocation) from COVAX Facility. These vaccines will be shipped in the last quarter of this year. We are hopeful to get more allocation for the same period. Thank you USA n COVAX," he wrote.