70,14,509 register to receive corona vaccines

11 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A total of 70,14,509 people have so far registered to receive Covid-19 vaccines in the country as the vaccination campaign was launched on January 27.

“As many as 70,14,509 people got registered until 2.30 pm on Saturday to take Covid-19 vaccines,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) sources said, reports BSS.

As of April 9, the number of vaccine receivers receiving the first dose of vaccine was 55,83,507. Of them 34,62,569 are male and 21,20,938 female. While the number of vaccine receivers receiving the second dose was 81,323 as the countrywide vaccination campaign was launched on February 7.

People aged 40 years and above now can get registered to receive Covid- 19 vaccines, the health ministry sources said.

“The vaccination drive was conducted at 50 hospitals in Dhaka city and 1,005 hospitals outside the capital,” the DGHS said, adding that the immunization programme will begin at 8 am and continue until 2.30 pm every day.

But some hospitals will continue the vaccination programme throughout the day, the health official said.

People have been asked to register through visiting www.surokkha.gov.bd website to receive Covid-19 vaccines.

Emergency hotline numbers for receiving information on vaccination are 16263, 333 and 10655.