Third shipment of Astrazeneca vaccine from Japan arrived Dhaka
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Third shipment of Astrazeneca vaccine from Japan arrived Dhaka

The third consignment of 3 million (3 million) doses of Astrazeneca vaccine from Japan under WHO-Covacs has reached Bangladesh today.

A flight from Cathay Pacific landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 3:15 pm with 6,16,780 doses of Astrazeneca vaccine made in Japan.

At the airport, Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki handed over the vaccines to Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Health Syed Mojibul Haque.

According to a press release issued by the Embassy of Japan, Japan hopes that the supply of vaccines to Bangladesh will be ensured in a fair, equitable and integrated manner.

It also reiterated that Japan is ready to work with Bangladesh to tackle Covid-19 as soon as possible.

With today’s shipment, the total dose of Japanese vaccine supplied to Bangladesh stood at 16 lakh 43 thousand 300.

On 24 July, Bangladesh received the first shipment of 2,45,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Japan under the CoVAX structure. Later, on July 31, Japan sent 6 lakh 61 thousand 320 doses of vaccine to Bangladesh in the second shipment.

CoVAX – Gavi, a global alliance led by The Vaccine Alliance, aims to ensure an equal COVID-19 vaccine for all. About 1.5 million (1.5 million) people in Bangladesh are waiting for the second dose of this Oxford-made vaccine. So, this consignment of vaccines is very important to us.

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