Bangladesh to get another 8.9m Pfizer, Moderna vaccines: Shahriar

A health worker prepares an injection with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccineReuters

Bangladesh will get 7.1 million doses of Pfizer and 1.8 million doses of Moderna vaccines as part of US donation and regular supply under the COVAX facility, said state minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam, who is currently visiting the US.

“Bangladesh will receive 71 lakh Pfizer doses as US donation and 18 lakh Moderna doses under regular COVAX allocation from COVAX Facility,” he said on Wednesday.

These vaccine doses will be shipped in the last quarter of this year, Shahriar added.

He said the government is hopeful of getting more vaccine allocations during the period, and thanked the USA and COVAX for the support, reports UNB.