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US donates 6mn more Pfizer vaccine doses to Bangladesh

The United States has donated additional six million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh via COVAX.

These are the latest donations of Pfizer vaccines from the American people and bring the total U.S. government vaccine contribution to more than 45 million (4.5 crore) free doses, with millions more scheduled to arrive over the coming months.

“With this latest wave of donations, the United States continues to work closely with Bangladesh to vaccinate as many people as possible and accelerate efforts to provide people in hard-to-reach areas of the country with life-saving vaccines,” said U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Helen LaFave on Tuesday.

In addition to vaccine donations, the United States continues to work closely with Bangladesh to support the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign and strengthen the response to the pandemic. 

The United States has provided training to over 7,000 healthcare providers on the proper management and administration of vaccines, along with support for cold-chain storage and transportation.

To date, the United States has contributed over $121 million in COVID-related development and humanitarian assistance through USAID, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

The United States has donated $4 billion to support the worldwide COVAX effort, which includes support for ultra-cold chain storage, transportation, and safe handling of COVID-19 vaccines, making the United States the world’s largest donor for equitable global COVID-19 vaccine access.

Source: United News of Bangladesh