RANGPUR: A total of 3,38,317 people were inoculated with the first dose of the corona vaccine in a single day in Rangpur division where the mass vaccination campaign began at grassroots levels on Saturday.
According to health officials, the corona mass vaccination campaign began on Saturday at all union and municipality levels alongside the ongoing vaccination campaign in all eight districts of the division as elsewhere in the country.
Besides, 2,806 citizens were vaccinated with the second dose of the jab, including 1,119 with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and 1,687 with the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday in the division.
With the inoculation of 3,38,317 citizens on Saturday, the total number of the first dose recipients rose to 13,54,966 in the division.
The district-wise breakup of first dose recipient 13,54,966 citizens stands at 3,15,811 in Rangpur, 1,06,675 in Panchagarh, 1,77,453 in Nilphamari, 96,531 Lalmonirhat, 1,22,955 in Kurigram, 1,27,345 in Thakurgaon, 2,47,827 in Dinajpur and 1,60369 in Gaibandha.
Meanwhile, the number of second dose recipient citizens rose to 3,98,412 with the inoculation of more 2,806 with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday in the division.
The district-wise break-up of second dose recipient 3,98,412 citizens stands at 92,944 in Rangpur, 31,904 in Panchagarh, 50,739 in Nilphamari, 28,372 Lalmonirhat, 34,169 in Kurigram, 38,716 in Thakurgaon, 81,527 in Dinajpur and 40,041 in Gaibandha.