17.80 lakh more vaccine jabs arrive from US

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Dhaka, Dec 19: US has gifted Bangladesh 17.80 lakh more doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine under COVAX facilities.

With this, Bangladesh received a total of 1.85 crore vaccines from the US as a gift, the US Embassy in Dhaka said in a statement on Sunday.

In the statement, US Ambassador Miller said, “We are proud to donate another shipment of Pfizer vaccines and help Bangladesh keep the momentum in getting as many people vaccinated as possible, especially youth.

“The United States will continue to donate millions more doses of Pfizer vaccines and stand together with Bangladesh in its aim to vaccinate 40 percent of the country’s eligible population by the end of this year.”

The US government has also contributed over $121 million in COVID-19-related assistance to Bangladesh, the statement read.