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Government starts administering booster doses against coronavirus

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 20 Dec 2021, 11:08 am

Own representative, Dhaka, December 20: Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday (December 19) inaugurated the Covid-19 vaccine booster dose program at the Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS) auditorium in Mohakhali.

The minister said at the event that vaccination activities have not yet being started through the Surokkha App now. The ICT ministry has taken time till December 28. From then on, booster dose activities will be done through the app.

The Health Minister said that the booster dose vaccination program in Bangladesh has started. "We have been able to start vaccination activities before many countries. Although we could not finish the preparation completely, but now those who want to get vaccinated can get vaccinated through vaccine card. At the same time normal vaccination activities will continue."

Zahid Maleque said, "We are vaccinating people of different classes and professions. The general public and the school children are being vaccinated. Besides, we are vaccinating all the front line fighters, like doctors, nurses, health workers, police, army and journalists."

He said the country is safe as a result of the vaccine. "The number of deaths per day is in single digit. Satuday's detection came below one percent, which is very rare in such a populous country. Everyone is cooperating. Everyone deserves to be vaccinated."

He said the country would need 4.3 million doses of the Pfizer booster dose by January. "There are six lakh doses in stock. Next month we will get another 20 million doses of Pfizer vaccine."

He said, "At the moment, we have 46.3 million vaccines and by the end of December, we will get another 65 million doses. At the beginning of 2022, we will get another 90 million vaccines. By March, we will have 160.85 million vaccines."

Maleque added, "We will need 130 million doses of vaccine to vaccinate 70 percent of the people by mid-April. But we will have 160.85 million in stock. It can be said that there will be no shortage of vaccines."