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United States announced vaccine assistance in more than 30 countries

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US President Joe Biden has announced more than 5.5 crore vaccine assistance in more than 30 countries, including Bangladesh, under the International Vaccine Alliance COVAX. These vaccines will be distributed this month.

A statement posted on the White House website on Monday, June 21 said that 1 crore 60 lakh vaccines had been allocated for Asia. The list includes Bangladesh as well as India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives, Bhutan, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Cambodia and the Pacific Islands.

On the other hand, 1 crore 40 lakh vaccines will be distributed on a regional priority basis. Bangladesh is also in that list.

Meanwhile, the United States announced in early June that the first 2 crore 50 lakh vaccines would be delivered from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. No updated information was available about these vaccines. However, the United States is not currently sending the Oxford-Astragene vaccine to countries due to production problems.

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