Bangladesh has received 1.5 million doses of pediatric Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines donated by the United States.
This is the first shipment of specially formulated Covid-19 vaccines to protect children between the ages of 5-11 from the coronavirus.
More vacancies are scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks, according to the US Embassy in Dhaka.
USAID is providing support to train health workers to administer these vaccines safely and effectively, enabling the government of Bangladesh to begin rolling out a Covid-19 vaccination campaign for kids ages 5 and older in the coming weeks.
The United States has now donated nearly 74 million doses of Covid vaccines with more on the way.