The eligible age for receiving Covid-19 jabs in Bangladesh will be officially lowered to 35, from the current 40, said the Directorate General of Health services on Monday.
DGHS DG Dr ABM Khurshid Alam revealed about the expanded age range during a conversation with the reporters today.
A notification will be issued in this regard soon, he said.
Farmers and workers are going to be included in the list for vaccine registration, said Khurshid Alam.
A list of 1,45,000 students of public universities collected from the University Grants Commission (UGC) has been sent to the Information and Telecommunications Department and a letter will be sent in this regard, said DGHS DG.
At first, only people above 55 years old were announced to be eligible for vaccine registration.
Later the age limit was lowered twice by DGHS to bring more people under the vaccination drive.
Currently Covid-19 vaccine registration is going on in three priority categories- front line law enforcement officers, medical students and residential students of universities. In these cases the age requirement is waived.