As per data published by the World Health Organization (WHO), each dose of vaccine that Bangladesh purchased is more expensive than its neighbors. In addition to vaccines, it is also more expensive for Bangladesh to run the immunization program.
In its assessment, the WHO considered two doses of vaccines as a unit. This was shown at a virtual event organized by World Health Organisation (WHO) on Covid-19 vaccination finance in the Southeast Asian region on 10 November.
Initially, Bangladesh faced barriers to vaccinating its population as India was the lone source of its vaccine. Bangladesh accelerated its vaccine drive when it collected vaccines from multiple sources. WHO reveals that Bangladesh collected its vaccine through gifts, donations, direct and shared purchases. As of last Saturday, it has so far received over 296.4 million (29,64,95000) doses of vaccine.
Bangladesh purchased 92 million doses of vaccines from China and India through direct purchase. It bought additional 8,71,87,000 more doses of vaccines by sharing the expenses with the COVAX subsidy.
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