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Bangladesh lowers COVID vaccine age limit to 18 for students

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 20th August, 2021 06:06:10 PM
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Bangladesh lowers COVID vaccine age limit to 18 for students

The government is now allowing students aged 18 and above to register for a vaccine shot against COVID-19.

The authorities have added a new option to the Surukkha app to enable the students to register for the shot.

 The option became operational since Thursday.

Professor Mizanur Rahman, director of the health department's Management Information Centre (MIS), said students should select the "student" option under the "occupation" category when registering on Surokkha.

Those who have filled in the "job" field as "student" at the time of registration will be able to register themselves.

Although the age bar has been lowered to 18 for students, the minimum age to register for vaccination remains 25 and above for ordinary citizens.

Education institutes across Bangladesh have remained shut since March 2020 following the outbreak of the coronavirus infection.