Age limit for vaccine reduced to 30

Staff Correspondent

20 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Age limit for corona vaccine seekers has been reduced to 30 on Monday with a view to bring more people under the vaccination programme. Dr Md Shamsul Haque, line director (MNC&AH) at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the news. COVID-19 vaccine programme began in the country on January 26 this year. 

Initially, citizens above 55 years of age could register for the vaccine. Later, the age bar was limited to 40.

On July 5, the DGHS said that the people aging 35 and above can register on the government approved app for taking vaccine. This time it is brought down to 30.

Dr Shamsul Haque said that the ICT department adjusts the age limit for the vaccine seekers following the instructions of the National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC).

However, the NTAC suggested reducing the age limit to 18 for getting vaccines.

Then the health minister also said that they are thinking of lowering the age limit to 18 years to bring more people, including students, under the vaccination campaign.