1,35,51,950 countrymen received booster doses...

1,35,51,950 countrymen received booster doses

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:04 PM, 15 May 2022  

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So far, 1,35,51,950 people have been given booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country. 

This information is obtained from the press release sent by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Sunday.

According to the press release, 12,86,67,045 people have received the first dose of the vaccine since the onset of the vaccination campaign in the country. Besides, 11,68,63,440 people have been given the second dose.

The press release said in the last 24 hours (Saturday), the first dose was given to 7,060 people across the country and the second dose was given to 49,000 people. Besides, 97,704 people have been given booster doses at this time — these are being given by Oxford-AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.   

Vaccination of 12-17-year-old students started in Bangladesh on November 1. Among these, 1,73,21,442 students were given the first dose and 1,59,02,513 students were given the second dose. 

The DGHS says 2,18,701 floating people, so far, have come under the vaccination in the country. They have been vaccinated with a single dose of Johnson & Johnson. 

Noted that the registration of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country started on January 27. Vaccination activities started on February 7. Anyone over the age of 18 can now get vaccinated.