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Dhaka, Monday   01 March 2021

32,74,806 registered to receive COVID-19 vaccines

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:27 PM, 21 February 2021  

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As of Sunday afternoon, a total of 32,74,806 people have been registered to receive COVID-19 vaccines as the vaccination campaign was launched on January 27. 

“As many as 32,74,806 people got registered till 2:30 pm today to take COVID-19 vaccines,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) sources said. 

Meanwhile, as of February 19, the number of vaccine receivers is 20,82,877 as the countrywide vaccination campaign was launched on February 7. Of them, 13,78,935 are male and 7,03,942 female. 

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 1005 hospitals outside the capital, the DGHS said, adding the immunization programme will begin at 8:00 am and it will continue till 2:30 pm every day. 

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

People have been asked to register through visiting the www.surokkha.gov.bd website to receive COVID-19 vaccines. 

Emergency hotline numbers for receiving information on vaccination are 16263, 333 and 10655. 

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