Over 2 crore vaccinated against coronavirus across Bangladesh
Dhaka, August 12: Over two crore people have been vaccinated against the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) across Bangladesh, according to data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Among them, 1,50,23,162 people have received the first dose of the the jab, while 50,65,945 people have taken the second dose of the vaccine- for a total of 2,00,89,109.
This was stated in a press release signed by the Director MIS and Line Director (HIS & e-Health) of the DGHS on Wednesday (August 11).
It said, 2,53,715 people received the first dose of the vaccine in the last 24 hours, among them were 1,41,380 men and 1,12,335 were women.
During the same time, the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine was received by 1,63,772 people- 94,832 men and 68,940 women.
A total of 2,95,62,551 people have registered on the Surokkha app till 5 pm on Wednesday to received the vaccine.
Bangladesh started vaccination on a limited scale on January 27, 2021 with Covishield- the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured and marketed by India's Serum Institute.
Later, as India's coronavirus cases swelled and the copany stopped vaccine exports, authorities in Dhaka gave approval to China's Sinopharm and USA's Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna jabs.