A total of 52,34,021 people have so far been registered to receive COVID-19 vaccines as the vaccination campaign was launched on January 27.
“As many as 52,34,021 people got registered till Wednesday 2.30pm to take COVID-19 vaccines,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) sources said.As of March 8, the number of vaccine receivers is 39,06,500 as the countrywide vaccination campaign was launched on February 7. Of them, 24,93,211 are male and 14,13,289 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 1005 hospitals outside the capital, the DGHS said, adding the immunization programme will begin at 8am and it will continue till 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.