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Second dose of Covid vaccine starts

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 08 Apr 2021, 09:24 pm

Dhaka, April 8: The second dose of coronavirus vaccine has been started in the country. The second dose of vaccination started at 8:30 am on Thursday (April 8) at various centers across the country, including the capital. Despite the strict restrictions announced by the government, those who were scheduled to take a second dose went to the center to get vaccinated. However, the first dose is being given to those who have not yet been vaccinated.

In the second wave of corona, the second dose of the vaccine was given in the country with the highest number of infections and deaths per day. Last Wednesday (April 7), the highest number of 7,626 people have been identified in the country so far in 24 hours. According to the Department of Health, more than 7,000 patients have been identified for four consecutive days.

According to the Department of Health, almost everyone who took the first dose has been informed about the date and center of the second dose via SMS. However, if for some reason someone does not receive the information about the time and center of the second dose in SMS even after taking the first dose, then he can go to the previous center exactly two months after taking the first dose and show the vaccine card to take the second dose.

Meanwhile, vaccinations are being given at eight booths at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) center on Thursday. Of these, second dose vaccination is being given in seven booths and first dose vaccination is being given in one booth. A total of 2,000 vaccines could be given today, BSMMU officials said.

The total number of vaccinators in the country stood at 55,68,703 since the start of vaccination on January 27 and till Wednesday (April 7). Of those vaccinated, 34,53,291 are males and 21,15,412 are females. A total of 939 of them reported symptoms of adverse reactions.

In the last 24 hours (April 8), another 13,028 people have been vaccinated. Of these, 7,980 are males and 5,048 are females.

Meanwhile, the country's Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain has taken the second dose of coronavirus vaccine. He received the second dose of the vaccine at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital in the capital around 11am on Thursday (April 8). The Chief Justice's wife also took the second dose of the vaccine.