Second Covid-19 vaccine from April 7
Dhaka, February 23: The second dose of coronavirus vaccine will be given from April 7, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said. The Health Minister told reporters after a meeting at the secretariat on Tuesday (February 23). So far, 23 lakh 80 thousand people have been vaccinated against coronavirus, he said.
The minister said, "We are going to give the second dose in two months. We are thinking of giving the second dose from April 7. Everything will depend on the availability of the vaccine. There's been a shortage. We've put pressure on Serum Institute in this regard. We've also put pressure on the suppliers here, and asked them to make it up quickly."
Zahid Maleque said the Serum Institute was also under pressure. "There is pressure from the Indian government and the world. The vaccine is going to different countries and there is a demand for it. We have already started thinking about it," he said.
"Some new suppliers (vaccines) have applied in the country. We are also thinking about that. We are discussing with different levels. We will take a decision after discussing it at the highest level. . "
On January 27, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the corona vaccination program at Kurmitola General Hospital in the capital. The next day, on January 28, 541 people were vaccinated at five government hospitals in the capital - Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Kurmitola General Hospital, Kuwait-Maitri Hospital, Mugda General Hospital and BSMMU. Later, the nationwide vaccination program started from February 7.