Bangladesh will receive 60 lakh more doses of Pfizer vaccine from COVAX facility by early August, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Saturday.
The minister said this while talking to reporters after visiting a field hospital at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College convention centre.
Minister Maleque said the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed the vaccine delivery information on Friday through a letter.
“By the end of July or in the beginning of August, we’ll receive 50 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China, too,” Zahid Maleque added.
“We’re hopeful of having 1 to 1.5 crore doses of vaccines in our stock within one and a half months. More vaccines will be coming in August,” he said.
The minister urged everyone to show compassion to doctors and health workers who are in the frontline in the fight against Covid-19 serving patients round the clock, and many of them have lost their lives, too.