2.5 Million Moderna Shots to Arrive Friday, Saturday: Health Min

Moderna Covid-19 vaccine || Photo: Collected

Moderna Covid-19 vaccine || Photo: Collected

Twenty-five lakh doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine under COVAX facility will arrive in Dhaka on Friday and Saturday,  Health Minister Zahid Maleque said on Wednesday.

“Around 12 lakh vaccine doses will reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:20 pm on Friday and the rest on Saturday,” said the Minister.

The Minister will be present at the airport on Friday, according to a Health Ministry press release.

On June 26, US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller tweeted saying that Bangladesh will soon receive a gift of 2.5 million doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine from the American people via GAVI.

Amid a serious spike of coronavirus cases, the government resumed the countrywide mass vaccination campaign on Thursday by administering Sinopharm jabs.

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