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Corona vaccination

1cr kids get registered

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 3 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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1cr kids get registered

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Around one crore children already registered online to receive the coronavirus vaccine across the country including in Dhaka city.

The government will start inoculating children aged 5 years to 11 years against coronavirus, in the country this month. Health authority sources said it has planned to inoculate around 2.2 crore children initially with the Pfizer vaccine specially made for children.

The children have been asked to register online through Surokkha apps/website with their birth certificates to receive the jabs. Directorate of Secondary & Higher Education (DSHE) sources said already around one crore children have completed registration to receive the vaccine.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said the vaccination will take place initially in Dhaka city and later it will be held across the country.

 “It is not possible to vaccinate all the children in the country with the amount of vaccine that we have at this moment. We will initially administer the vaccine in the capital,” Prof Dr Khurshid Alam, director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.