2nd dose from tomorrow

Staff Correspondent

7 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The government will start administrating second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine from tomorrow across the country.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) sources said it issued few instructions for those who have already received the first dose of the vaccine and are waiting for the second dose.

The DGHS said those getting SMS eight weeks after receiving the first dose can go to specific centres with the vaccination card for receiving the second dose. If anyone does not receive the SMS eight weeks after the first dose, s/he can still take the second dose from the specific centre.

Those who were administered the first dose on January 27, 28 and February 7 and 8, can go to the vaccination centres on April 8 even if they do not receive SMS, it added.

Meanwhile, according to a date of the DGHS, 16,181 more people received their first doses of the vaccine across the country on Tuesday. Of the recipients, 9,610 were males and 6,571  females, it said adding no side effect reported.

With this, a total of 55,55,675 people have so far have received the first dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccine in the country.

Of them, 34,45,311 were male and 21,10,634 were female. A total of 939 vaccine recipients have so far reported side effects, the DGHS said.

A total of 69,60,625 people have so registered online for the vaccine till 5:30pm of Tuesday since the February.

According to the DGHS, Bangladesh received a total of one crore and two lakh Oxford-AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccines. It got 70 lakh Covishield vaccines purchased from the Serum Institute of India and 32 lakh same vaccine from the Indian government as gift.

The nationwide vaccination drive started on February 7.