Districts gearing up for vaccination drive; Bogura receives largest batch on day 1
Publish- January 29, 2021, 09:38 PM
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Update- January 30, 2021, 01:31 AM
The first batch of coronavirus vaccine arrived in Bogura on Friday.
Officials from the district civil surgeon office took in the packages of vaccine around 10 am on Friday after the load landed at Bogura.
According to the statement 54,000 people will be jabbed twice with the 1.08 lakhs doses of the vaccine starting from February 7.
Bogura District Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr. Mostafizur Rahman said we can inject around 54,000 residents in two doses with the received 10,800 vials (each vial contains 10 doses) of vaccine. The vials are now stockpiled in the district EPI store and law enforcement for security purpose.
Vaccination drive will kick off in twelve health complexes in Bogura on February 7 along with rest of Bangladesh. People enlisted with the app the government launched to register for coronavirus vaccine will be jabbed. Letters have been issued to the vaccine-receivers.
Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital, Mohammad Ali Hospital, Police Lines Hospital, Bogura Sadar Upazila Health Complex and other health complexes will hold the drive in Bogura.
First consignment of vaccine landed in Sherpur 7am in the morning today with packages containing 36,000 doses of corona vaccine. Sherpur organized a 30-min protection chamber to keep the vaccinated in observation after they receive their shot. Some vaccination teams have been formed consisting of experienced nurses and doctors in 10 district headquarters and 2 vaccination teams in each of the 4 upazilas. There are a total of 72 trained volunteers with 4 people to support each team.
Meanwhile, Chapainawabganj received its first batch of Covid 19 vaccines today at noon. According to the source, 48,000 people will be inoculated with their first shots with the 4800 vials of corona vaccine they received.
First batch of coronavirus vaccine was delivered in Meherpur around 9am this morning amid stern security via a mini- cargo from Dhaka.
Faridpur General Hospital received 60,000 doses of vaccine. Some 13 centres altogether will inject the vaccine to people of Faridpur.
First consignment of 48,000 Covid 19 vaccines will land Bagerhat next Sunday. The Department of Health is prepared with vaccine storage, transportation and inoculating people. They organized a team of 200 nurses and 100 Secmo to jab the people of Bagerhat
Covid-19 vaccination in Bangladesh
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated a Covid-19 vaccination drive at Kurmitola General Hospital in the capital on January 27. The vaccination programme is limited to five centers in the capital now, and nationwide inoculation will start in early February 7.
On November 5, Bangladesh signed a deal with the Serum Institute of India through Beximco to buy three crore doses of coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and British drug-maker AstraZeneca.