86,132 administered COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday


DHAKA, March 13, 2021 (BSS) – A total of 86,132 people were administered COVID-19 vaccines across the country today (March 13).

Among the vaccine recipients, 51,435 were male and 34,697 female, according to the data of Management Information System of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

As of March 13, the number of vaccine receivers was 43,0,4259. Among the vaccine receivers, 27,39,897 are male and 15,64,362 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 1,005 hospitals outside the capital today, the DGHS said, adding that 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.

The inoculation would be administered among people in government hospitals up to upazila-level while 55,88,705 people got registered till 5.30pm today.