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3-day Covid-19 vaccination drive begins in Dhaka wards

News Desk || shiningbd

Published: 13:41, 23 November 2021  
3-day Covid-19 vaccination drive begins in Dhaka wards

The government has launched a Covid-19 vaccination campaign in every ward under the two city corporations in Dhaka.

The campaign started around 9 am on Tuesday.

The vaccination campaign will run from 9 am to 3 pm every day, Dhaka North City Corporation's (DNCC) Deputy Chief Health Officer Lt Colonel Mohammad Golam Mostafa Sarwar told reporters.

Citizens who have not registered for the vaccine will also be able to get the doses in the drive-through spot registration.

If a citizen does not have a national ID card or birth certificate, a local ward councilor's recommendation can be used for registration.

During this campaign, the Covid-19 vaccine from Oxford-AstraZeneca will be used. Two months following the first treatment, the second dose can be obtained from the same location.

Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccines are being administered during this drive. The second dose can be taken from the same center two months after the first dose.

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has 75 wards and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has a total of 54 wards.

The drive will mainly target people from low-income families while a drive to inoculate the dwellers of Korail slum was ongoing from November 16 to 23, Dr Shamsul, head of the Expanded Program on Immunization at the Directorate General of Health Services, told reporters.

Nearly 55.3 million vaccine doses have been administered so far, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque. Around 40% of the eligible population have received at least the first dose of the vaccine, while 25% have received two doses.

Nearly 69 million people have registered for the vaccine until Monday.
Dhaka Tribune

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