10,38,00 administered 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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DHAKA, May 5, 2021 (BSS) – A total of 10,38,00 people were administered the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines today as the government decided to suspend administering the first dose of vaccine temporarily from April 26.

On April 25, the government issued an official order on the suspension of administering the first dose of vaccine from April 26 and it will remain in force until further notice.

Among the vaccine recipients of the second dose, 64,817 were male and 38,983 female, according to the data of Management Information System of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

As of today (May 5), a total of 32,10,509 people received the second dose of the vaccine. Of them, 20,73,578 are male and 11,36,931 female as the countrywide vaccination campaign was launched on February 7.

As of April 25, the number of vaccine receivers of the first dose was 58,18,400. Of them, 36,08,059 are male and 22,10,341 female.

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 72,48,829 people got registered till 5.30pm today.