COVID vaccine age limit reducing to 18: DGHS...

Dhaka, Tuesday   26 October 2021

COVID vaccine age limit reducing to 18: DGHS

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:18 PM, 11 October 2021   Updated: 05:22 PM, 11 October 2021

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The age limit for vaccination for the country’s citizens is being reduced from 25 to 18 years, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), informing that the registration process will start from the last week of this month (October). 

Confirming the matter on Monday afternoon, DGHS Line Director and Vaccination Campaign director Dr. Shamsul Haque told the media that it has been decided to reduce the age limit for vaccination registration from 25 to 18 years. We will be able to start this activity soon. 

Regarding the vaccine roll-out to school students, Dr. Shamsul Haque said all school students aged between 12-17 will be vaccinated with the “Pfizer vaccine” for the time being. In this case, arrangements will be made for vaccine registration with the “birth certificate” of the school students 

He added that a total of 13.80 crores people in the country will be brought under the vaccination campaign in phases. Currently, COVID vaccines are being given in 2800 centers across the country. “This number will be further increased,” said Dr. Shamsul Haque.

Noted that the government has lowered the age limit to 25 years on July 29 in phases for Covid-19 vaccines roll-out.