RANGPUR: 15,218 more citizens were immunised with the Covid-19 vaccines at government hospitals on Sunday raising the total number of vaccine recipients to 85,020 in Rangpur division.
“The 15,218 Covid-19 vaccine recipients on Sunday include 9,920 males and 5,298 females,” Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Ahad Ali told BSS here on Sunday.A total of 85,020 citizens immunised with Covid-19 vaccines in all eight districts of the division include 59,924 males and 25,096 females. “All of the vaccine recipients are now feeling okay without notable side effects though 60 of them experienced insignificant temporary adverse events for a few minutes following immunisation (AEFI) since February 7 last in the division,” Dr Ali said.
The district-wise break-up of total 85,020 vaccine recipients stands at 16,641 in Rangpur, 8,868 in Panchagarh, 11,270 in Nilphamari, 5,386 in Lalmonirhat, 7,242 in Kurigram, 9,388 in Thakurgaon, 18,220 in Dinajpur and 8,023 in Gaibandha of the division. “Common people from all walks in the society are now showing their huge eagerness in taking the Covid-19 vaccines in all eight districts of Rangpur division,” Dr Ali added.
Talking to the agency, General Secretary of Press Club, Rangpur and Senior Reporter of Maasranga Television Rafique Sarker said he took the vaccine on February 10 last at Rangpur Medical College Hospital.
“I felt absolutely no side effects since taking the Covid-19 vaccines and am feeling alright,” Sarker said, and called upon everyone to take the vaccine safely without any hesitation to make the society as well as the country safe.
Dr SM Nurun Nabi, Superintendent of Rangpur Dedicated Corona Isolation Hospital took the Covid-19 vaccines along with his college physicians and other staff at Rangpur Sadar Upazila Health Complex on February 9 last.
“We did not experience any side effects,” said Dr Nabi, and called upon everyone to take the Covid-19 vaccines without any hesitation and fear in mind to ultimately free the country from the deadly virus.Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu said people are showing high interest in taking the vaccines now in a festive atmosphere.
“Even after taking the vaccines, people should abide by the health directives despite smooth progress of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign amid a declining infection rate in Rangpur division,” Dr Lyzu added.