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Health Minister reveals vaccine price

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 07:58 PM, 2 January 2021  

Health Minister reveals vaccine price

Health Minister reveals vaccine price

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has announced the cost of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford. The minister made the announcement at an exchange meeting with journalists in Manikganj on Saturday.

The health minister said a quick decision had been taken on the coronavirus vaccine. As a result, Bangladesh will get the vaccine at a lower price and in a shorter time than many other countries. Orders have been confirmed for about 60 million doses. More orders will be placed in phases.

He added that the vaccine developed by Oxford will be available at a maximum cost of $5 (425 BDT). The World Health Organization will soon approve the vaccine. Its side effects are less compared to other vaccines.

The minister said 3 crore doses of the Oxford vaccine would be available. Of these, 50 lakh doses will come in the first shipment.

He further said that a committee headed by the Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister is working to prepare a list of names of vaccine recipients of the first consignment. However, even after vaccination, one has to follow the hygiene rules including wearing a mask.