PV Desk : The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca will reach Dhaka in between January 21 and 25.

“We have taken vaccine distribution plans ahead of arrival of COVID-19 vaccine in the country,” Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam told a press briefing here.

Under the agreement, Bangladesh government will get three crore COVID-19 vaccine doses from the Serum Institute of India, according to the DGHS.

On December 13, the agreement was signed for collecting three crore COVID-19 vaccine doses developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca.

On November 5, a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for collecting these three crore COVID-19 vaccine doses from the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca. The MoU was signed among the Bangladesh Government, Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd (BPL) and the Serum Institute of India (SII).

Edited By-SPT