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Mass vaccination plan changed for shortage of vaccine, manpower

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 5th August, 2021 11:43:22 AM
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Mass vaccination plan changed for shortage of vaccine, manpower

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The government has changed its plan for mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign, scheduled for August 7-12 , due to manpower and vaccine shortages.

"The vaccination will be held on  August 7 only. After that, it will resume under a new campaign after seven days gap," said Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Director General Prof Dr ABM Khurshid Alam, reveal media reports.

There is possibility of resuming mass vaccination programme  from August 14, the DGHS DG  added.

It is learnt that the decision was taken at a high-level meeting of the government on Wednesday. 

Mentionable, the government has a plane to vaccinate 32 lakh people in the day-long vaccination drive across the country on  August 7 (Saturday).

On that day, the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine will be given in one session in 15,287 wards across unions, municipalities and city corporations.