28,05,135 registered to receive COVID-19 vaccines

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18th February, 2021 08:32:51 printer

28,05,135 registered to receive COVID-19 vaccines

A total of 28,05,135 people have so far been registered to receive COVID-19 vaccines as the vaccination campaign was launched on January 27.

“As many as 28,05,135 people got registered till 2.30pm today to take COVID-19 vaccines,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) sources said, reports BSS. 

As of February 17, the number of vaccine receivers is 15,86,368 as the countrywide vaccination campaign was launched on February 7. Of them, 10,68,719 are male and 5,17,649 female.

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 the immunisation programme will begin at 8:00am and it will continue till 2.30pm every day.

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

People have been asked to register their names visiting www.surokkha.gov.bd website to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

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


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