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US to give 14m more COVID vaccine doses to Bangladesh

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr Abdul Momen has said the United States (US) has decided to provide 14 million more doses of Pfizer vaccines to Bangladesh under COVAX framework

Nov 12, 2021
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US to give 14m more COVID vaccine doses to Bangladesh

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr Abdul Momen has said the United States (US) has decided to provide 14 million more doses of Pfizer vaccines to Bangladesh under COVAX framework.

"Good news is, the US administration has declared another 14 million Pfizer vaccines for Bangladesh under COVAX," he said in a message.

Dr Momen along with foreign ministers of 25 countries participated at a High-Level Ministerial Virtual Meeting on Covid-19 and beyond, moderated by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Paris on Wednesday.

During the meeting, Momen demanded the vaccines to be made public good so that it is affordable to all countries. He also urged to encourage pharmaceutical companies like that of Bangladesh to produce COVID jabs locally.

Momen informed the meeting that Bangladesh has already inoculated 32 million people with double doses and 46 million with first dose while the country needs more jabs to vaccinate at least 80 per cent of its 165 million people.

The Bangladesh foreign minister also informed the meeting that infection rate in Bangladesh now is around one percent, UNI news agency said. 

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