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Govt aims to administer 2nd dose to 8m people tomorrow

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27th October, 2021 09:50:13 PM
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Govt aims to administer 2nd dose to 8m people tomorrow

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has set a target to administer 2nd dose of Covid-19 vaccine to over 8 million people across the country tomorrow under a special vaccination campaign.

During the special drive, the second dose will be given to people aged above 25 who took their first shot last month.

The regular vaccination programme will also run simultaneously, the DGHS sources said.

The vaccine recipients have been urged to receive the second dose from the same vaccination centres from where they took the first one.

The vaccination campaign will start at 9:00am and continue till afternoon to reach the target.

“If the target is not achieved on the first day tomorrow (Wednesday), the campaign will continue for the day after tomorrow (Thursday),” Prof Dr Robed Amin, a spokesperson for the DGHS, told the Daily Sun. 

The EPI (Expanded Programme on Immunization) also continues simultaneously during the special vaccination campaign against coronavirus.

Sources at health ministry said one vaccination booth will be set up in a ward of each union parishad while one centre in each ward of a municipality and one centre in each ward of city corporations to run the special vaccination drive.

Around 80,000 vaccinators, including 32,000 government workers and 48,000 volunteers -- will conduct the vaccination campaign, the sources added.

The government on September 28 conducted a special vaccination campaign to inoculate 7.5 million people on the occasion of the 75th birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and 5 lakh more people under the regular programme.

The DGHS said it inoculated a total of 8,093,236 people with first dose of the vaccine on September 28 and 29 under the special vaccination campaign.

If the target is met today, a total of around 30 million or 17 percent people of the country will be inoculated with both first and second doses, the sources added.