Covax to provide Bangladesh 1 million AstraZeneca vaccine

Diplomatic Correspondent | Published: 14:36, Jun 11,2021 | Updated: 16:23, Jun 11,2021


Covax would provide Bangladesh one million 800 AstraZeneca Covid vaccine, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen told journalists on Friday.

The minister's office informed over phone that a mention of the United States was made earlier inadvertently as a source of the vaccine.

Covax is an initiative of Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and WHO, for providing Covid vaccines to the countries in need. 

Bangladesh authorities were in hectic efforts for collecting the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to meet a shortage of about 1.5 million vaccines for providing the second dose to people.

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