The first consignment of 100,620 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine will not come to the country on Sunday night.
Dr Md Robed Amin, line director of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), confirmed the news on Sunday noon.
“It will take 10-12 more days to reach in the country. It has not yet been finalised when the vaccination will be started with these vaccine or who are going to brought under the vaccination,” he said.
Earlier the DGHS informed that the Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine doses will arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka by a flight of Qatar Airways at 11:20pm.
On May 19, quoting Health Minister Zahid Maleque, the Health Ministry’s spokesperson Maidul Islam said Gavi’s Covax facility confirmed the Health Minister that they would send minimum 1,0,6,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s corona vaccine on June 2.
The Pfizer vaccine is 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 in those who did not contract the virus.