Health Secretary: 100 million people to be vaccinated against Covid by December

Bangladesh now has a stock of 15 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, say health officials

Bangladesh will be able to vaccinate 100 million people against the coronavirus by December this year, says the health secretary.

“About 200 million doses will arrive by December this year, and we will be able to inoculate 100 million people by that time,” the Secretary Lokman Hossain Miah told the media on Saturday the reporters after an event at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Dhaka.

File photo of a person getting jabbed in a vaccination centre in Dhaka, Bangladesh Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka tribune

Bangladesh now has a stock of 15 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, say health officials

Bangladesh will be able to vaccinate 100 million people against the coronavirus by December this year, says the health secretary.

“About 200 million doses will arrive by December this year, and we will be able to inoculate 100 million people by that time,” the Secretary Lokman Hossain Miah told the media on Saturday the reporters after an event at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Dhaka.

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However, he did not elaborate on how the health authorities plan to achieve that target.

According to the health officials, with the shipment of 5.4 million Sinopharm vaccines, which arrived on Saturday, Bangladesh now has a stock of around 15 million doses of the coronavirus vaccnine.