Second dose mass vaccination on Thursday

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Citizens who received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine in the campaign to mark Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s birthday a month ago will get the second dose on Thursday.

They will have to visit the same centres for the second dose, the Directorate General of Health Services said on Tuesday, reports bdnews24.com. 

The government carried out the campaign on Sept 28. At some places, it continued until Sept 29.

More than 8.2 million people received the first dose of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine in the drive.

Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, additional director of DGHS who heads the National Vaccine Deployment Committee, said citizens will be able to receive the second dose at another centre later if they fail to get it on Thursday.

She said the centres where the routine vaccination programme continues will give the second dose later.

“The campaign will be held mainly on Oct 28 (Thursday). It may be delayed by a day or two in some remote areas.”

More than 40.6 million people received the first doses of coronavirus vaccines until Monday, with 28.62 million of them receiving the second dose.

The number of people who have registered for the vaccine has crossed 56.6 million.