Bangladesh has received 2.4 million more Pfizer vaccine jabs donated by the US under the Covax facility.

As many as 2,490,780 doses of the vaccine arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8:27am on Sunday, according to a Health Ministry press release.

Another shipment of 4.6 million Pfizer vaccine jabs is scheduled to reach Bangladesh on January 10, the release added.

Bangladesh started administering booster doses with the Pfizer vaccine from December 28.

So far, 35,738 booster doses were administered with the Pfizer vaccine as of Saturday.

Meanwhile, 6,129,539 people received the first dose with the Pfizer vaccine while 1,745,996 received the second dose as of Saturday.

The US is also working closely with Bangladesh to support the national Covid-19 vaccination campaign and strengthen the government’s response to the pandemic.

Bangladesh started administering the first doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at three centres in Dhaka to fight off Covid-19 on June 21.

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