Each shot of covid-19 vaccine will be available in the country at a cost of around Tk425, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said on Saturday.
"The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be available at a maximum cost of $5 (425 Bangladeshi TK)," he said while addressing a view exchange programme in Manikganj, reports Somoy TV.
Jahid Maleque also disclosed that the first consignment containing 50 lakh shots of Oxford's vaccine will hopefully reach the country this month.
The government has ordered Covid-19 vaccine for around 6 crore people. More orders will be placed in phases, he added.
However, the vaccine developed by Oxford-Astrazeneca is yet to receive approval from the World Health Organization.
Even though, the United Kingdom and India have approved the vaccine for emergency use.