Cholera vaccination campaign begins today...

Cholera vaccination campaign begins today

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 08:50 AM, 26 June 2022   Updated: 08:51 AM, 26 June 2022

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The campaign for administering oral vaccines will begin on Sunday to prevent the spread of diarrhoea and cholera diseases across the country. 

Administering of first dose of cholera vaccine will continue till July 2. Except for pregnant women, the oral vaccine will be administered to all people aged one year and above. 

Under the National cholera control programme, the vaccination campaign will be carried out in the capital's Jatrabari, Sobujbag, Mirpur, Mohammadpur and Dakkhinkhan areas. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) is funding the vaccination campaign while International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research Bangladesh (icddr,b) is implementing the drive.

Health Minister Zahid Maleque is expected to inaugurate the campaign at the Sasakawa Auditorium of ICDDR,B at 2:00 pm tomorrow.

Secretary of Health services division Dr Md Anowar Hossain Howlader and senior officials of icddr,b will attend the inaugural function of the campaign while Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam presided over it.