Govt decides for vaccine age limit to 18: DGHS DG
Published: 01:15 PM, 23 July 2021 Updated: 09:56 PM, 23 July 2021
Abul Bashar Khurshid Alam, director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS); File Photo
The government has decided to raise the minimum age for Covid-19 vaccination TO 18 years. The Prime Minister has been instructed to implement the decision as quickly as possible.
Abul Bashar Khurshid Alam, director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said this after inspecting Mugda General Hospital at 11:30 am on Friday.
He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given instructions in this regard this morning. The DGHS will start its implementation soon after discussing with the Health Minister.
Abul Bashar Khurshid Alam said it is being considered for the vaccine roll-up at the village level. The government is “planning to decide whether the Covid-19 vaccine can be given in the same way” as other vaccines are given to villagers. If this decision is implemented, then it will be possible to give vaccine jabs to the villagers by checking the NID card and vaccine card.
Earlier, on July 19, the DGHS set the age for the Covid-19 vaccine roll up at 30 years. Earlier, on July 5, the age limit was 35 years.