1.16 lakh more receive vaccine

44.13 lakh registered so far

Staff Correspondent

2 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Over 1.16 lakh more people received Covid-19 vaccine on Monday while 44.13 lakh more registered for the shot.

According to data of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 1,16,300 more people received their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine across the country on Monday.

Of the total vaccine recipients, 69,635 were males and 46,665 females, it said adding only 21 reported side effects.

With this, a total of 32,26,825 people have so far have received the first dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccine against the coronavirus in the country.

Of the vaccine recipients, 20,81,816 were female and 11,45,009 were female. A total of 754 vaccine recipients have so far reported side effects, the DGHS said.

The DGHS said 9,84,488 people received vaccine in Dhaka division including 4,69,531 in the capital, 1,39,028 in Mymensingh, 7,04,599 in Chattogram, 3,55,381 in Rajshahi, 2,93426 in Rangpur, 4,00906 in Khulna, 1,51,931 in Barishal and 1,97,066 in Sylhet division.

Some 31,160 people were vaccinated on February 7 when the nationwide vaccination began.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the vaccination programme virtually on January 27 when 26 frontlin fighters received Covishield vaccine in Kurmitola General Hospital. Some 541 more received the vaccine in five hospitals in Dhaka on the following day.  

The age limit for registration for vaccination is now 40 years and it will continue for the time being while earlier the age limit was raised to 55 years.

The front line fighters including health care providers of the country and general people aged 40 and above can also register online for the vaccine.

The government has taken decision to start giving the second dose of the vaccine from April 7.