January 24, 2021, 2:15 pm

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2021-01-12 09:09:21 BdST

Covid vaccination to start in first week of Feb: DGHS DG

Photo: Press conference on the 'Covid vaccine implementation plan' at the DGHS office

The much-sought Covid-19 vaccination in Bangladesh will start in the first week of February, said Director General of the Health Services (DGHS) Prof Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam.

“The vaccine may reach the country by January 21-25. we’ll start the vaccination one week after its arrival in the country. That means the vacation will begin across the country in the first week of February,” he said.

He came up with the announcement at a press conference on the 'Covid vaccine implementation plan' at the DGHS office in the capital on Monday.

Khurshid also said the registration for vaccination against the coronavirus will start on January 26.

According to briefing, national identity card is required for registration of vaccination. Because, age of vaccine recipient will be checked and later certificate will be issued.

The vaccine produced by Serum Institute of India will be available in the country from January 21 to 25. Two days later, vaccine will be sent to various districts from the warehouse of Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited.

Separate teams are being formed in hospitals of district and upazila level for vaccination. In addition, Covid-19 vaccine will be available at some specialised hospitals.

The list has been finalised that who will receive vaccine in the first phase.

First 50 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines will be inoculated to 50 lakh people of the country.

The decision has been taken to vaccinate second dose of Covid-19 vaccine after eight weeks instead of four weeks.

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