US donates another 3m Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh

In this file illustration photo taken on 17 November 2020 are pictured vials with Covid-19 Vaccine stickers attached and syringes with the logo of US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German partner BioNTechAFP file photo

The United States has donated another three million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh, reports UNB.

The latest donation has brought total vaccine donations to Bangladesh over 64 million doses and counting, said the US Embassy on Friday.

This shipment contains a new ready-to-go formulation of Pfizer vaccines that does not require mixing before being administered.

This new mix can be stored for longer periods of time with minimal cold-chain capacity.

These new vaccines also arrive just in time to support the launch of a new booster campaign, said the Embassy.