Administration of the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine will be halted after February 26, as per the decision taken by health authorities.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has set a target of vaccinating 10 million in a single day on February 26; after that, the first dose vaccination will be halted.
DGHS chief Prof Dr. ABM Khurshid Alam said, “We will administer the highest number of doses on the last day, we will focus on administering second doses and booster doses afterwards.”
- DGHS has set a target of vaccinating 10 million on February 26; afterwards, the first dose vaccination will be halted
- So far,7.28 crore people have received both the doses of Covid-19 vaccine
- DGHS chief mentioned, death rate is much lower among the vaccinated
Asking unvaccinated people to get vaccinated without further delay, he said, “We have observed that the death rate and the hospitalization rate are much lower among the vaccinated. So, we urge everyone to take vaccines.”
Till February 15, total 7.28 crore people have received both the doses of Covid-19 vaccine, over 10.67 crore have received the first dose and 25 lakh people got booster doses in the country.
According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global target for vaccination, at least 70% of a country’s population must be vaccinated. As per the data from the DGHS website, 59.11% have received one dose and 41.2% have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in Bangladesh.