Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
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Special corona vaccination starts today

1.42cr to get booster dose

Special corona vaccination starts today

A weeklong special vaccination campaign starts today to administer booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine to around 1.41 crore people across the country.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said the countrywide vaccination campaign will start on June 4 and continue until June 10.

Health officials said they have already completed all necessary preparations for the vaccination. A total of 45,505 teams will run the vaccination campaign.

During the vaccination, people aged 18 and above can receive booster dose at their nearby centres.

The vaccine recipients have been asked to bring vaccine cards to take the shots.

In every vaccination centre during the campaign, a team comprising two vaccinators and three volunteers can vaccine 500 recipients.

As per the DGHS plan, the booster dose will be administered at 16,181 vaccination centres - 623 permanent and 15,558 temporary ones -- across the country. However, the booster dose vaccination will be run in temporary vaccination centres on June 4 and 5. But, the vaccination will continue in permanent centres for the seven days.

The DGHS has planned to inoculate 1,41,77,000 people with booster or third dose of the coronavirus vaccine during the nationwide campaign.

Aged people, women, pregnant women and people with disability will get priority in the vaccination centres to receive the vaccine.

During the campaign, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine will be administered in upazila and municipality areas and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be administered in city corporation areas.

As of May 30, the government has a stock of 21,19,530 AstraZeneca vaccines, 26,79,100 Moderna vaccines and 1,40,47,842 Pfizer vaccine, 19,11,744 Sinopharm vaccine 81,08,320 doses of Sinovac vaccine. 

However, the DGHS said routine vaccination activities will also continue during the special campaign.

The DGHS data show a total of 12,87,86234 people received first dose of coronavirus vaccine in the country until June 2.

Of them, 11,77,56614 people received second dose and around 1.52 crore people received booster dose across the country during the time.

On February 8 last year, the government introduced a nationwide Covid-19 vaccination campaign initially for 80 percent of the population aged 18 and above.