Bangladesh has received 2.5 million more doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine under the Covax initiative.
The consignment of jabs arrived on a Maldivian airline flight at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from Florida, US around 5am on Tuesday, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Officials of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and other relevant organizations received the consignment of 25 lakh shots of Pfizer vaccine at the airport.
The first consignment of 100,620 doses of Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine under COVAX scheme arrived in Bangladesh on May 31, this year while on September 1, Bangladesh got 10 lakh doses of Pfizer vaccine, the DGHS sources said.
The total number of Pfizer vaccine has stood at 36,04,480, it added. On May 27, the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) approved emergency use of Pfizer mRNA Covid-19 vaccine in the country.
Till to date, Bangladesh has collected 5,19,29,940 doses of vaccines, the DGHS sources said.
Bangladesh has so far approved eight COVID-19 vaccines. Those are -Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, CoronaVac, Pfizer, Covishield, Sputnik V, AstraZeneca and Sinopharm.
BDST: 1215 HRS, SEP 28, 2021