Bangladesh will get 68 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from the Gavi-- The Vaccine Alliance -- under the global arrangement called Covax facility within 2021.
Bangladesh will collect the vaccines from Gavi through financing and the health directorate will submit the National Vaccine Deployment Plan on Covid-19 vaccination as per the condition.
Cost for each shot of vaccine from Gavi arrangement has been estimated at US $1.62 to $2.
"Those, who will submit the National Vaccine Deployment Plan first, will receive the vaccine supply first. Hopefully, we will submit it on the first day GAVI will start accepting the guideline," Dr Shamsul Haque Mridha, director of expanded programme for immunization (EPI), said in a press conference at the health directorate today.
This amount of vaccine is additional to the Oxford vaccines from India's Serum Institute via Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Chaired by Prof ABM Khurshid Alam, director general of the health directorate, top officials of the DGHS attended the event.