A special Air India flight carrying the consignment of free vaccine doses will land in Dhaka 1.30 pm Thursday, Health Division Secretary Md Abdul Mannan said at a media briefing on Wednesday. The vaccines will be stored in the EPI storage in Tejgaon.
Bangladesh purchased 30 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca from Serum Institute of India. The first shipment of imported doses -- five million – is expected to arrive in Dhaka by Jan 25.
He, however, mentioned that the consignment may reach a day later.