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Making vaccination drive a success

Making vaccination drive a success

Vaccination is an important tool to help stop the rage of the Covid-19 pandemic.Vaccinating most of the country’s population is an enormous task. But, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is determined to ensure Covid-19 vaccine for all citizens of the country. She has time and again stated that none would be left out. Thanks to the government’s successful diplomatic maneuvers, it has managed to secure a healthy flow of jabs from different countries, including the US, China, Japan and some other countries. Bangladesh has set a target to vaccinate 80% of its population by this year. But, that would be done step by step. 

This time, the government has brought a radical change in its mass inoculation campaign to make it cent per cent successful. The vaccination centres will be set up in Union Parishad (UP) and ward level across the country. The weeklong programme in ward/UP level will kick off on August 7 with a target to vaccinate around 10 million people.The mass vaccination will be run with a target of inoculating around 27 lakh people every day which will run three days in a week. A single vaccination centre will be set up in every UP area, one centre in each ward of municipality area and three centres in every ward of city corporation area.As the vaccination registration process was a bit harder for people, especially the rural ones, the authorities concern eased it by simply showing the NID card for inoculation.

We believe people from all walks of life will come forward to make the government’s mass vaccination drive a success. As public trust in vaccination is essential. The government should regularly run awareness campaigns in a bid to boost public trust in vaccination. However, health officials must have to deliver the vaccines safely and effectively.