Staff Reporter: After 2 million doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine in two phases on Saturday night, 3 million doses of Moderna US-made vaccine by Covax are scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh on Monday (July 19). Foreign Minister said that 30 million Moderna vaccines will arrive in Bangladesh. The minister said on his Facebook page that the vaccine is ready for shipment.
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswamy also said that vaccines produced in India would be supplied to Bangladesh as soon as possible as per the agreement. He said this at the immigration check post of Akhaura land port on Sunday morning. The High Commissioner said that efforts are being made on how to vaccinate very soon.
According to the government’s purchase agreement, 20 lakh vaccines of the second consignment will be given at the upazila level, said Shamsul Haque, line director (EPI) of the health department.