42,96,344 registered to receive Covid vaccines

BSS, Dhaka

A total of 42,96,344 people have so far been registered to receive Covid-19 vaccines as the vaccination campaign was launched on January 27.

“As many as 42,96,344 people got registered till 2.30pm today to take Covid-19 vaccines,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) sources said.

As of February 27, the number of vaccine receivers is 29,84,773. Among the vaccine receivers, 19,37,026 are male and 10,47,747 female as the countrywide vaccination campaign was launched on February 7.

People aged 40 years and above now can get registered to receive Covid-19 vaccines, the health ministry sources said.

The vaccination drive was conducted at 50 hospitals in Dhaka city and 1005

hospitals outside the capital, the DGHS said, adding the immunization

programme will begin at 8am and it will continue till 2.30 pm every day.

But some hospitals will continue the vaccination programme throughout the

day, the health official said.

People have been asked to register through visiting www.surokkha.gov.bd

website to receive Covid-19 vaccines.

Emergency hotline numbers for receiving information on vaccination are

16263, 333 and 10655.