September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

US FDA advisers recommend Covid-19 boosters for 65, older

Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted on Friday (Sept 17) to recommend Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness,...

September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021

US medical experts to vote on Pfizer Covid boosters

US medical experts will meet today to debate and vote on the controversial question of giving out booster doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine to the general population.

September 16, 2021
September 16, 2021

Moderna vaccine protection wanes, booster shot can extend immunity significantly: study

New data from Moderna Inc's large Covid-19 vaccine trial shows that the protection it offers wanes over time, supporting the case for booster doses, the company said in a news release on...

September 16, 2021
September 16, 2021

Country to get 24cr jabs by Apr: Momen

Expressing optimism about collecting Covid-19 vaccine jabs, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said Bangladesh is on track to get 24 crore shots either by March or April next year.

September 16, 2021
September 16, 2021

Will jab 50pc by year-end

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday in parliament said efforts were underway to vaccinate students aged 12 and above as she spoke about a government plan to gradually inoculate 80 percent of the...

September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

Bangladesh receives 2.7 lakh AstraZeneca doses from Bulgaria

Bangladesh has received 2.7 lakh doses of AstraZeneca vaccine as donation from the Bulgarian government.

September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

India mulling resuming vaccine exports soon, with focus on Africa

India is considering resuming exports of COVID-19 vaccines soon, mainly to Africa, as it has partly immunised a majority of its adults and supplies have surged, a source with knowledge of the...

September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

Bangladesh set to get 24 crore vaccines by March-April: Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today sounded hopeful regarding procurement of Covid-19 vaccines, saying that Bangladesh is on track to get 24 crore doses by March-April next year.

September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

Former world leaders, Nobel laureates call on Germany to waive vaccine patents

More than 140 former heads of state and Nobel laureates today called on the German chancellor candidates Annalena Baerbock, Olaf Scholz, and Armin Laschet to declare themselves in favour of waiving...

September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

Govt plans to vaccinate students aged 12 and above: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today told the parliament that her government has plans to bring students aged 12 and above under the vaccination programme gradually.