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COVID-19: US vaccine donations to Bangladesh exceed 100 million

The United States has donated another six million pediatric doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to Bangladesh, bringing the total number of American vaccine donations to more than 100 million.


The US is the largest COVID-19 vaccine donor to Bangladesh. American COVID-19 vaccine donations now account for more than 70 percent of all international COVID-19 vaccine donations to Bangladesh.


“This milestone underscores the strong partnership between our two countries and is just one part of the incredible progress Bangladesh has made in fully vaccinating nearly 75 percent of the entire country,” said US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas.


He said this is a remarkable achievement. “I congratulate everyone involved in protecting Bangladeshi children and adults against the pandemic,” said Ambassador Haas.


Ambassador Haas and Mayor of Narayanganj City Corporation Dr Selina Hayat Ivy joined a programme at school vaccination site in Narayanganj to mark this milestone in the Bangladesh-US partnership to fight the pandemic.


The United States has contributed more than $140 million in COVID-19 related development and humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh.


Source: United News of Bangladesh