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US donates 1.79m more Pfizer vaccines to Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent |
Update: 2021-11-27 16:19:20
US donates 1.79m more Pfizer vaccines to Bangladesh

The United States (US) has donated another 1.79 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh.

The US Department of State in a tweet confirmed the information on Saturday.

"The U.S. in partnership with #COVAX donated 1.79 million more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses to Bangladesh, in addition to the 15 million doses we already provided," read the tweet.

With the latest shipment, the country's donation of Covid-19 vaccines to Bangladesh now stands at 18.59 million.

Earlier this year, the US Food and Drug Administration authorised the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use among children ages 12 to 17 years old.  

The new doses will help Bangladesh government continue administering COVID-19 jabs to young people aged 12 and up and reach its goal of vaccinating 40 percent of the eligible population by the end of 2021, it added.

The donation of Pfizer vaccines is part of the broader commitment by the US to lead the global COVID-19 response by providing one billion doses of Pfizer vaccine around the world free of charge through 2022.

The US is also working closely with Bangladesh to support the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign and strengthen the government's response to the pandemic.

BDST: 1618 HRS, NOV 27, 2021

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