1st consignment of Covid-19 vaccine likely to reach Dhaka Jan 21-25 | The Daily Star
05:28 PM, January 11, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:30 PM, January 11, 2021

1st consignment of Covid-19 vaccine likely to reach Dhaka Jan 21-25

The first shipment of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is likely to reach Bangladesh between January 21 and 25.

Officials of the Directorate General of Health Services said this at a press briefing this afternoon.

DGHS will get the vaccines from Beximco Pharmaceuticals on January 27.

The government is going to launch online registration for Covid-19 vaccine recipients from January 26, DGHS said.

Vaccination may start countrywide from February 27.

Addressing the press briefing, DGHS officials said about 7,344 teams -- each consisting six members -- will work across the country for vaccination

Bangladesh will get the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from Serum Institute of India. The government has purchased three crore shots of the vaccine from Serum for $4 per shot, according to the tripartite agreement signed between it, SII and Beximco Pharmaceuticals on November 5 last year.

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