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DGHS decides to halt first dose of Moderna jabs

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 10th August, 2021 06:40:23 PM
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In a bid to ensure the second dose of Moderna Covid vaccine, the government has decided to halt administering its first dose after August 12.

The Department of Health Services has issued the notice after getting approval from the Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Tuesday.

According to the notice, the administering of the first dose of Moderna vaccine will be suspended after Aug. 12 across the country.

But in centres where the first dose of vaccine remains in stock the second dose will begin after the stock finishes.

The second doses will be sent to the vaccination centres as per the quantity soon, it said.

Besides, it also asked to start administering the second dose of Sinopharm from August 14.

The authorities concerned have been asked to take necessary steps in this regard.

As the ruthless Delta variant of Covid-19 keeps rising, Bangladesh on Saturday kicked off another phase of its mass vaccination drawing huge response.

 With a fresh stock of vaccine doses in hand, the government’s aim is to inoculate 80% of its population, with each getting two doses administered.