19.67 lakh administered 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine...

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19.67 lakh administered 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:33 PM, 22 April 2021  

19.67 lakh administered 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

19.67 lakh administered 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Another 1,51,988 people received the second dose of coronavirus vaccine across the country today. With this, the tally of second dose receivers stood at 19,67,975. Meahwhile, a total of 16,784 people were administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines during the same period.

Among the vaccine recipients of the first dose, 10,590 were male and 6,194 female while among the second dose receivers, 95,239 were male and 56,749 were female, according to the data of Management Information System of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

As of April 22, the number of vaccine receivers of the first dose was 57,78,686. Of them, 35,84,036 are male and 21,94,650 female. Besides, a total of 19,67,975 people received the second dose of the vaccine. Of them, 13,00,997 are male and 66,69,78 female as the countrywide vaccination campaign was launched on February 7.

People aged 40 years and above now can get registered to receive COVID- 19 vaccines, the health ministry sources said.

The vaccination drive was conducted at 50 hospitals in Dhaka city and 1,005 hospitals outside the capital today, the DGHS said, adding that the immunization programme will begin at 8am and it will continue till 2.30 pm
every day.

But some hospitals will continue the vaccination programme throughout the day, the health official said.

The inoculation would be administered among people in government hospitals up to upazila-level while 71,84,406 people got registered till 5.30pm today.

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