Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said that Pfizer vaccine shots for Covid-19 will be given at four centres in Dhaka to those who have already registered.
He added that the Pfizer vaccine diluent will arrive here Monday night.
“Efforts are underway to collect Pfizer's dilute mixture. It's coming tonight. Those who have registered will get it first according to the serial,” he said on Monday.
The minister was talking to the reporters after a meeting at the BCPS Auditorium on the occasion of the National Vitamin 'A' Plus Campaign-2021.
Earlier on May 27 the government approved the emergency use of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in the country.
This is the fourth Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in Bangladesh.
The first batch of 1.06 lakh doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Dhaka on June 1 .
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was the first coronavirus jab to show promising results in the latter stages of its testing process.
It is a new type called an mRNA vaccine that uses a tiny fragment of genetic code from the pandemic virus to teach the body how to fight Covid-19 and build immunity.
The US Food and Drug Administration has authorised the storage of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at standard refrigerator temperatures for up to one month, to make the vaccine more widely available.
Around 7,363 people have received the second dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the last 24 hours.
A total number of 42,16,696 people got their second dose of this vaccine while the number is 58,20,015 for the first dose.
Besides, the total number of people receiving their first jab of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine reached 2,162 during the same period.
Bangladesh launched its vaccination drive on February 7 with Oxford-AstraZeneca doses bought from India's Serum Institute.