B’desh receives first consignment of Moderna vaccine

Bhutan, Jan 20 (ANI): Consignment of COVID-19 vaccine reaches Bhutan from India on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

Dhaka: Bangladesh has received the first consignment of 1.2 million doses of Moderna vaccine from the US under the COVAX framework.

The vaccines were received by Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen in the presence of Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malik MP, US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller, Senior Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and other high officials of Bangladesh Government on Friday night at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here.

The second consignment of 1.3 million vaccines will reach Dhaka by Saturday evening.

These 2.5 million vaccine doses are part of US Government’s recent allocation of 25 million vaccine doses for Asian countries.