Vaccine Shortage

DGHS halts registration

Staff Correspondent

6 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Nobody can register for Covid-19 vaccine across the country from today as the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has stopped the registration process due to the vaccine crisis.  

“The registration process of corona vaccination will remain stopped from tomorrow (Thursday) until the availability of the vaccine,” Dr Md Robed Amin, spokesperson for the DGHS, told the Daily Sun.

According to the DGHS, a total of 72,48,889 people have registered for coronavirus vaccine until 5:30pm on Wednesday. The registration process started from January 27 after the formal inauguration of the National Vaccination Programme against the Covid-19 by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

It said 58,19,811 people have received the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccine. Administering the first dose of the vaccine has been stopped since April 26 due to lack of adequate vaccine.

The DGHS data said 32,10509 people have taken the second dose of the vaccine until Wednesday.

“Administering the second dose will continue except holidays,” Robed Amin said.

According to the DGHS, it has already given 90,30320 vaccine doses (first and second) to people while 12,69680 vaccine shots are now in stock to administer the second dose.

The nationwide inoculation started from February 7.

Bangladesh got a total of one crore and three lakh doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India. Of the total vaccine shots, the government purchased 70 lakh doses from the Serum Institute and got 33 lakh more as gift from Indian government.