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2.5m more doses of Pfizer vaccine arrive today

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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2.5m more doses of Pfizer vaccine arrive today

A consignment of 2.5 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine will arrive in the country today through Covax facility.

A National Air cargo flight from Florida carrying the doses will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 10.15pm, the health ministry sources said.

Earlier on 23 August, Health Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said another 60 lakh doses of the Pfizer vaccine would be arriving from the United States in September.

As part of those 60 lakh vaccines, the country received over 1 lakh Pfizer vaccines on 31 May and a little over 10 lakh on 1 September.

On 27 May, the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) approved the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use in Bangladesh.