Moderna for city corporation areas, Sinopharm at upazila level
Published: 08:15 PM, 5 July 2021 Updated: 09:20 AM, 6 July 2021
Moderna for city corporation areas, Sinopharm at upazila level; File Photo
Bangladesh will resume nationwide mass inoculation programs from next Thursday. The Vaccine Deployment Committee has made a number of new decisions regarding Moderna's vaccines and Sinopharm's vaccines in the latest immunization program.
Committee member secretary Shamsul Haque told media that the Moderna's vaccine obtained from the United States will be given in 12 city corporation areas of the country, and the Sinopharm's vaccines purchased from China will be given at the district and upazila level.
He said that the Moderna vaccine has to be preserved at a temperature minus 20, so the vaccine will be given in the city corporation area. The general public in the City Corporation area will be vaccinated by this vaccine. Sinopharm's vaccine can be kept at two to eight degrees Celsius. Therefore, Sinopharm's vaccine will be inoculated at district and upazila levels. Also, if two types of immunization programs run in the same place, there may be some problems. There is also an issue of temperature. That is why this decision has been taken.
He said the district and upazila level vaccinations will be given at the previous vaccination centers.