The vaccination against Covid-19 has continued nationwide amid the restriction on public movement imposed by the government to stem further transmission of the deadly pathogen.
“The vaccination against Covid-19 is going on during the restriction,” Dr Md Shamsul Haque, Line Director of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), told the Daily Sun.A meeting of the "Covid-19 Vaccine Preparedness and Deployment Core Committee" of the DGHS held on Monday took the decision to continue vaccination.
The health and family welfare ministry will start administering the second dose of coronavirus vaccine on April 8 while the first dose of the vaccination will also continue.
According to the data of DGHS, 41,322 more people received the
first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine all over the country on Monday.
Of the vaccine recipients, 23,698 are male and 17,624 female, it said adding that only one person reported side-effects.
With this, a total of 55,39,494 people have so far received the first dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccine.Of the vaccine recipients, 34,35,701 are male and 21,03,793 are female. A total of 939 vaccine recipients have so far reported side effects, the DGHS said.
On the other hand, a total of 69,45,678 people have registered online for the Covid-19 vaccine until 5:30 pm on Monday since February.
According to the DGHS, Bangladesh received a total of 1.02 crore Oxford-AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccines. It purchased 70 lakh vaccines from the Serum Institute of India while the rest was gifted by the Indian government.