Bangladesh to resume COVID-19 vaccination from Saturday...

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Bangladesh to resume COVID-19 vaccination from Saturday

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:01 PM, 18 June 2021  

Bangladesh to resume COVID-19 vaccination from Saturday

Bangladesh to resume COVID-19 vaccination from Saturday

The Bangladeshi government will resume vaccination against COVID-19 virus with Chinese Sinopharm shots on Saturday.

The interval between the second dose is determined four weeks after the first dose of the vaccine is applied. In addition, the Department of Health has instructed other management of the vaccination center to be ready as before.

The directive was given in a letter signed by Dr. Md. Shamsul Haque, the line director of the health department (MSC&AH) and member secretary of the Covid-19 vaccine management task force committee on Thursday.

It said vaccinations drive would be conducted through specific centers in all government medical college hospitals, government general hospitals, district headquarters hospitals and 250-bed hospitals across the country. 

Earlier, Health Minister Zahid Maleque had said that vaccination of Sinopharm and Pfizer would start on June 14.

On the same day, the health minister said that the first dose was being started again with the Sinopharm doses given as a gift by China and the Pfizer vaccine of the World Health Organization. Vaccination activities will be resumed with as many vaccines as possible.

Mentioning that coronavirus cases is increasing again in different parts of the country, he said, from now on everyone should be aware again. Hospital beds are low. If the corona infection increases, the service will also be disrupted. So we have to emphasize resistance, we have to control.

It is to be mentioned that Bangladesh received 11 lakh doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine shots in two phases and one lakh 620 doses have been received from Pfizer. The government has 12 lakh 620 doses of vaccine to restart the first dose.