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Dhaka, December 28: The government will start administering the anti-Covid booster doses from today (Tuesday), as a measure to counter the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Dhaka, November 16: The United States has donated four refrigerator vans to Bangladesh to facilitate transportation and storage of coronavirus vaccines. The vans were handed over at a ceremony at the Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS) in the capital's Mohakhali on Monday (November 15) afternoon.
Dhaka, October 10, 2021: One million covshield vaccines produced by the Serum Institute of India have arrived in Dhaka.
Dhaka, Oct 4, 2021: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the Ministry of Health to look into the technicalities of vaccinating children under the age of 18.
Dhaka, September 23: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her call for declaring the Covid-19 vaccine as a 'global public interest material' in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic. She made the call at a White House Global Covid-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better Health Security on Wednesday (September 22).
Dhaka, September 11: Bangladesh will be receiving 50 lakh (five million) Covid-19 vaccine doses every week, according to Health Minister Zahid Maleque.
Dhaka, September 6: After being closed for a long year and a half, the government has decided to open educational institutions from September 12 till the higher secondary level. Although the teaching has started in the classroom, the students have been talking about vaccination for some time now. Health Minister Zahid Maleque said the government is also planning to vaccinate school children. Attempts are being made to get the approval of the World Health Organization (WHO). Once approved, the activities will start.
Dhaka, September 4: Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be given to students above 12 years of age and under 18 years of age. However, the decision to start immunization of students above 12 years of age will be taken subject to adequate vaccine doses. Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malek said this.
Dhaka, September 4: Animal trial of Bongovax vaccine made by Globe Biotech has started in local technology to prevent deadly coronavirus infection. The trial, which started on August 1, will continue till mid-October. The detailed report of the trial will be handed over to the Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC) at the end of the month.
Dhaka, August 18: The parliamentary committee has strongly recommended the production of coronavirus vaccine in the next six months through Essential Drugs, the only state-owned pharmaceutical company. The recommendation was made at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban on Tuesday (August 17).
Dhaka, August 17: Bangladesh will soon produce vaccine against the coronavirus (Covid 19). Production of the vaccine will start soon through Incepta Pharmaceuticals Company in collaboration with China, according to Health Minister Zahid Maleque.
Dhaka, August 4: The third shipment of 30 lakh (3 million) doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Japan under WHO-COVAX facility has arrived in Bangladesh on Tuesday.
India have assured Covid-19 vaccine supply, Russia and China ready for production in Bangladesh: AK Abdul Momen
Dhaka, July 20: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said that India have promised to resume export of coronavirus vaccine to Dhaka as soon as the Covid-19 situation improves there. Meanwhile, Russia and China are ready to supply the vaccine and produce it jointly with Bangladesh.
Dhaka, July 18: Another 2 million doses of the vaccine purchased from China Sinopharm have reached the country. The vaccines came in two shipments. With this, a total of 4 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine have reached the country. The first plane carrying the vaccine landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11:35 pm on Saturday. The second plane landed at 3 am.
Dhaka, July 18: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated the importance of adhering to hygiene rules in the prevention of coronavirus and directed the concerned administration to ensure the use of masks by the passengers on their way home during the holy Eid-ul-Azha.