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ED: A game changer

  • Published at 07:37 am March 4th, 2021
Covax Initiative
Workers unload a shipment of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine bearing Covax stickers from a plane AFP

Bangladesh has already done an exemplary job with vaccination

Bangladesh is set to receive 10.9 million vaccines under the Covax scheme by June of this year, and this is not only welcome news, but a potential game changer for Covid-19 vaccination in the country. 

The Covax scheme, which was formed by the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations to try and ensure equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines, will be distributing about 238 million doses of the vaccine free of cost to poorer economies of the world, of which Bangladesh is set to be one of the five biggest recipients. 

Bangladesh has already done an exemplary job with vaccination; the UK’s Our World in Data reports that by the end of February, over 3 million doses had been administered, and Bangladesh ranks second after India in South Asia for total vaccine doses administered. 

For this, credit must be given to the government for ensuring that we had the right infrastructure and systems in place for efficient vaccine administration along with all the relevant stakeholders and those working round the clock to make sure we remain on track.  

It is this momentum that we cannot afford to lose, and why the free vaccines from the Covax scheme are so vital. Now that we know that we are anticipating future vaccines, the onus is once again on the authorities concerned to continue their good work of putting in place the right systems so that, with the increased arrival of vaccine doses, we can concurrently speed up the vaccination process, ultimately vaccinating the entire nation and ridding Bangladesh of this pandemic, once and for all.

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