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2nd-dose mass vaccination starts


Published : 07 Sep 2021 09:53 PM

The government on Tuesday started administering the 2nd doses of Covid-19 vaccine under its mass vaccination campaign.

Vaccination centres in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country drew huge crowds as vaccine seekers were seen standing close to each other with little or no regard to social distancing rules.

The vaccination campaign will continue for three days in all cities from September 7- to 9 while one day outside the cities on September 7.

The decision came from a videoconference held on Monday with PM’s Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus in the chair.  

In the city areas, those who received the first doses on August 7 and 8 will be given the second doses on September 7, while those who got the first doses on August 9 and 10 will receive the second doses on September 8 and the people who received the first doses on August 11 and 12 will be given the second doses on September 9, according to a decision taken in the meeting.  

Outside the cities, those who received the first doses on August 7 were given the second doses on September 7 (today).     

People will have to take the second doses in the same centre where they got the first doses.

Bangladesh on August 7 kicked off another phase of its mass vaccination drive aimed at inoculating 35 lakh people in six days.