The nationwide Covid-19 vaccination campaign, which stalled due to a lack of vaccine supply in April, is going to resume on Saturday morning. The vaccines will be administered at one centres in each district.
In Dhaka city, the vaccine campaign started from 8am in four centres including Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital, Shaheed Shuhrawardy Medical College Hospital and Mugda Medical College Hospital.
The campaign will continue till 3pm every day from today, except on Fridays and public holidays.
Almost 15 lakh people have registered for the vaccination but haven’t received first shots yet.
Frontline government health workers, police members, outgoing migrant workers (registered with the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training), cleaners of Dhaka’s two city corporations, and ward or municipality workers involved in funerals will also get priority for the vaccination, said a notice issued by the health directorate.
Bangladesh received the 11 lakh Sinopharm doses as gift from the Chinese government in two installments.