President to take 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow


DHAKA, May 5, 2021 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid will receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Bangabhaban here tomorrow.

“The President will take the second first of coronavirus vaccine at 1 pm at Bangabhaban,” President’s Press Secretary M Joynal Abedin told BSS today.

Family members, secretaries concerned to the President and his personal physicians, among others, will be present during the vaccination.

Earlier on March 10, 2021, the head of the state and his wife Rashida Khanam received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 4.

The premier inaugurated the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the country virtually at Kurmitola General Hospital in the capital on January 27.

The first shot of the Oxford-Astrazeneca developed vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII) was administered to a nurse of Kurmitola General Hospital during the inauguration of the vaccination campaign.

Bangladesh started administering the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine on April 8 while the nationwide inoculation was started on February 7.

As many as 58, 18,400 people have got the first dose till April 25 while some 31, 6,709 people got the second dose till May 4, the ministry sources said.