BSS-40 1,01,082 administered COVID-19 vaccines on third day of nationwide drive

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1,01,082 administered COVID-19 vaccines on third day of nationwide drive

DHAKA, Feb 9, 2021 (BSS) – A total of 1,01,082 people were administered COVID-19 vaccines on the third day of countrywide vaccination campaign.

Of them, 74,586 were male and 26,496 female, according to the data of Management Information System of Directorate General of Health Services(DGHS).

As of today (Tuesday), the number of vaccine receivers is 1,79,318 as 31,160 were vaccinated on February 7 and 46,509 on February 8 while rests were vaccinated on January 27 and January 28, it added.

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

According to earlier decision of the government, people aged 55 years and above were only eligible for taking vaccines but the decision has been revised a day after launching of the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination campaign on February 7.

The vaccination drive was conducted at 50 hospitals in Dhaka city and 1005 hospitals outside the capital today, the DGHS said, adding the immunization programme will begin at 8am and it will continue till 2.30 pm everyday.

But some hospitals will continue the vaccination programme throughout the day, the health official said.

The inoculation would be administered among people in government hospitals up to upazila level while over five lakh people so far got them registered to be inoculated.

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