Coronavirus: No SMS required, people to get vaccines by reaching centres Covid-19 Vaccination

Coronavirus: No SMS required, people to get vaccines by reaching centres

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 16 Feb 2022, 09:59 pm

Dhaka, February 16: The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has announced the good news for those who do not receive SMS even after registering to get vaccinated against coronavirus infection. From now on, vaccination will be given as soon as person reaches the center, no SMS is required.

This information was given in the regular Virtual Health Bulletin on Wednesday (February 18) at noon by Dr. Shamsul Haque, Director of Vaccination Program of the Department of Health.

He said, "If someone has registered and has not received an SMS for the vaccine, then there is no need to wait. Come directly to the vaccination center, we will vaccinate. If possible, leave tomorrow, you will be vaccinated tomorrow. The director of the vaccination program said that from now on there is no need to receive SMS. Each center has been instructed to send an SMS to everyone. No SMS will be stuck anymore. If anyone is left, come and get the vaccine."

Dr. Shamsul Haque said, "On February 26, we will conduct a large-scale vaccination program. If more than one crore people come to take the first dose on that day, we will also give it. We have preparations. We will discontinue the first dose vaccination program after 26 February. Then the second dose and booster dose activities will continue. Because the second dose and the booster dose are also a big target, we have to meet that too."

He added, "Even if you get vaccinated, you have to follow hygiene rules, wear a mask, maintain social distance and wash your hands frequently. You will be safe in this, you will keep the country safe."

The vaccine will be available at the nearest center, the official said, adding, "From now on, everyone will be able to go to any center near their home and get the vaccine. We will also give you a card to take the vaccine, which will act as a certificate."

It is to be mentioned that the registration of coronavirus vaccination started in the country on January 27. Vaccination activities started from February 7. Anyone over the age of 18 can now get vaccinated. The country now offers four types of vaccines: Oxford-Astrazeneca, Sinopharm, Moderna and Pfizer.