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337,350 doses of J&J one-shot vaccine arrive in Bangladesh

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Published: 10:07, 21 January 2022  
337,350 doses of J&J one-shot vaccine arrive in Bangladesh

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The United States has donated 337,350 doses of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh via COVAX.

It takes the total number of vaccine doses donated to Bangladesh by the US to more than 28.6 million – and many more millions will be arriving, assures USAID, reports news agency UNB.

The Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single-dose vaccine, so one shot can fully vaccinate one person, it said.

It was developed by US pharma and consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson in collaboration with its Belgian subsidiary Janssen.

"With infections on the rise, we will stand together with Bangladesh to provide life-saving vaccines alongside training and logistics support to get shots in arms across the country," said USAID in a post shared on its verified Facebook page.

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