Bangladesh to get Covid-19 vaccine next month: Health Minister



Health Minister Zahid Maleque has expressed the hope that the first batch of imported coronavirus vaccine will be available in the country at the beginning of next month.
“We expect that the vaccine would be available at the beginning of next month. Bangladesh has signed agreement with the Serum Institute of India to get the supplies of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The government will bring 30 million of vaccine,” he said while inaugurating the vaccination campaign of measles and rubella in the city’s BCPS Building at Mohakhali in the city on Thursday.
“The World Health Organization (WHO) will provide Covid-19 vaccine to 20 per cent of the total population of Bangladesh at free of cost. The WHO has confirmed it. However, it would take time to get the vaccine from the WHO,” said the Health Minister.
The Bangladesh government will make the Covid-19 vaccine available under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he said, adding that there are many countries which have failed to make available the vaccine.

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