‘Sinovac Biotech’ wants to apply corona vaccine trial in Bangladesh
The Chinese Synovac Biotech company has applied for running the 3rd phase trial of vaccines against COVID-19 in Bangladesh, secretary of Health and Family Welfare Ministry Abdul Mannan said.
He said it while presiding over a meeting on corona vaccine at the ministry conference room at Secretariat on Tuesday.
Bangladesh will get the benefit of getting the vaccine, he added.
It might take at least six months for the Chinese company to apply the vaccine to the general population of the country, scientific officials said at the meeting. The vaccine will be given primarily among health workers aged 18-59.
Director General of the Department of Drug Administration, Major General Mahbubur Rahman, Additional Secretary Kazi Jebunnesa Begum, Mostafa Kamal, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Professor. Mirzadi Sebrina Flora, senior scientific officers of ICDDR, B were present, among others.