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Pfizer vaccine rolls out at Dhaka’s three centers

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:19 PM, 21 June 2021   Updated: 06:08 PM, 21 June 2021

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Bangladesh started administering the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at three centers in Dhaka on Monday. 

The three centers are - Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Sheikh Russel Gastro-liver Institute and Kurmitola General Hospital. 

Faruk Ahmed, director of Sheikh Russel Gastro-liver Institute, inaugurated the vaccination drive around 10:00 am. 

Besides, Vice-Chancellor of BSMMU Prof Dr Sharfuddin Ahmed and Director of Kurmitola General Hospital Brig Gen Jamil Ahmed inaugurated the vaccination campaign at their respective institutions in the morning. 

In each of these centres, 120 people will be vaccinated every day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Those who have been infected with Covid-19 and took ‘blood plasma’ and ‘monoclonal antibody’ treatment should not take the Covid-19 vaccine. 

People who have taken the shot have been asked to remain alert and see any kind of allergic reaction.  If anyone develops any side-effects after getting the shot he/she should be get panicked as fever, inching, fatigue and pain are normal side-effects.

Earlier on May 27, the government approved the emergency use of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in the country. 

Bangladesh on Saturday started administering Sinopharm vaccine doses across the country.