Bangladesh will receive 781,440 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Japan Saturday.
A flight of All Nippon Airways, carrying the vaccine shots, left Japan's Narita International Airport Friday.
The vaccine doses are scheduled to arrive at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Saturday on a flight of Cathay Pacific.
With this shipment, the total amount of dispatched vaccines from Japan as of today stands at over 2.4 million.
This delivery is a part of Japan's commitment to supplying over 3 million doses of vaccine under the WHO-COVAX mechanism.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Shahabuddin Ahmed was present at the airport during vaccine dispatch.
Counsellor (Labour) Md Zakir Hossain and First Secretary (Political) Arif Mohammad were also present at that time.