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Fifty lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses to come to Bangladesh every week

Dhaka, September 11: Bangladesh will be receiving 50 lakh (five million) Covid-19 vaccine doses every week, according to Health Minister Zahid Maleque.

Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 18 years age group after WHO approval

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.

12-18 year-olds to receive Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccine

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.

Bongovax coronavirus vaccine starts animal trial

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.

Cabinet Committee recommends vaccine production in the country within six months

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).

Covid-19 vaccine will be produced in the country

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.

Country receives third shipment of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from Japan

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.

2 million Sinopharm vaccine doses arrive in the country

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.

Everyone will be vaccinated in phases: PM Hasina

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.

Vaccine co-production: China, Russia refuse to provide technology

Dhaka, July 14: Although China and Russia agreed to co-produce the coronavirus vaccine, both the countries have refused to share the technology with Bangladesh. The two countries are also in talks with the government and private pharmaceutical companies. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told reporters at his residence on Tuesday (July 13).

Bangladesh receives 45 lakh doses of Moderna, Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine from USA and China

Dhaka, July 3: The combined doses of coronavirus vaccine received by Bangladesh from China and the USA have totaled 45 lakh on Saturday. While the USA sent 25 lakh doses of the Moderna vaccine through the COVAX facility, China sent the other 20 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine.

Bangladesh has the capacity to produce vaccines: PM Hasina

Dhaka, June 24: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that Bangladesh has the capacity to produce vaccines.

Bangladesh starts administering China's Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine

Dhaka, June 19: Authorities have started administering the Chinese Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine across the country on Saturday (June 19). In the second phase, on the first day of mass vaccination, vaccinations are taking place at four centers in Dhaka. On the other hand, vaccination activities are going on in one center in each district of the country. Although it rained throughout the day, medical students who are registered on priority basis are coming to get vaccinated with great enthusiasm.

Country to administer Sinopharm vaccine from June 19

Dhaka, June 18: Bangladesh will start administering doses of Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine from June 19 (Saturday). The country presently has 11 lakh doses of the Chinese vaccine.