Bangladesh launched yet another nationwide mass vaccination drive on Tuesday, aiming to inoculate 75 lakh people in a day to mark Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's birthday.
"In the first two hours, women above 50 years and disabled people will get the jabs on priority basis," Health Minister Zahid Maleque told reporters on Sunday.
The Covid jabs will be administered from 9am at 6,000 vaccine centres across the country, he said in the morning.
Those who had earlier registered for getting the vaccine but did not get it timely will also be given priority during this campaign, the minister said.
In Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) area, the special vaccination drive began around 2.30 pm, said Mohamamd Azam, Chief Executive Officer of Zone-2. "But the regular process to administer the jabs has been underway since morning."