There has been a recent uptick in infections in the camps, with around 20,000 cases and 200 deaths recorded among refugees since the pandemic erupted last year.
In contrast, officials in Myanmar’s Rakhine state have told media that there are currently no plans to vaccinate the Rohingya living there.
Bangladesh has been battling an alarming surge in infections and deaths in recent weeks, recording more than 1.36 million people infected and 22,897 deaths.
“People in these camps are living in the shadow of the global vaccine divide. Widespread vaccinations are critical to contain this deadly virus,” Hrusikesh Harichandan, head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ Cox’s Bazar, said.
“We need united efforts by national agencies and international organisations to help vaccinate all adults in the camps.”