16,817 administered 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 13,77,98 2nd dose


DHAKA, April 21, 2021 (BSS) – A total of 16,817 people were administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines today while 13,77,98 received the second dose across the country during the same period.

Among the vaccine recipients of the first dose, 10,228 were male and 6,589 female while among the second dose receivers, 88,002 were male and 49,796 were female, according to the data of Management Information System of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

As of April 21, the number of vaccine receivers of the first dose was 57,61,902. Of them, 35,73,446 are male and 21,88,456 female. Besides, a total of 18,15,987 people received the second dose of the vaccine. Of them, 12,05,758 are male and 61,02,29 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 71,68,809 people got registered till 5.30pm today.