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1m doses of Pfizer vaccine to arrive Aug 30

1m doses of Pfizer vaccine to arrive Aug 30

Another one million doses of Pfizer vaccine from COVAX facility will reach Bangladesh on August 30, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday.

The Pfizer vaccine doses, gifted by the US, are scheduled to arrive at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 7:15 PM by a Qatar Airways flight, he said while talking to reporters at the Secretariat, reports UNB. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller and the health minister will be present at the airport to receive the vaccine jabs.

Earlier, the health minister said Bangladesh will receive 60 lakh more Pfizer jabs from COVAX facility. Another 50 lakh doses will arrive in Bangladesh in phases by September, he said. 

Bangladesh started administering the first doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at three centres in Dhaka to fight off Covid-19 on June 21.