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Covid-19: Over 117,000 people get vaccinated on Monday

  • Published at 07:10 pm March 8th, 2021
Vaccine Bangladesh DMC
A nurse injects Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield vaccine to an elderly man at the Dhaka Medical College vaccination centre in Dhaka, Bangladesh, February 9, 2021 Reuters

The health authorities have so far administered vaccine doses to nearly four million people across the country

The health authorities in Bangladesh on Monday inoculated over 117,000 people against the contagious Covid-19 disease.

Altogether, 117,148 people were administered their first dose of the vaccine on the day. Of them, 72,358 were men and 44,790 were women, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With Monday’s inoculations, the health authorities have so far administered the first dose of the vaccine to 3,906,500 people across the country. Of them, 2,493,211 were men while 1,413,289 were women.

People aged 40 years and above can get registered to receive Covid-19 vaccines, the health ministry sources said. The age limit does not apply to front-line and essential workers.

Eleven of Monday’s vaccine recipients experienced mild side effects. Till now, side effects in 859 people have been recorded.

Meanwhile, 37,967 people received Covid-19 vaccine in Dhaka division, followed by Chittagong division with 19,568 vaccine recipients.

Additionally, a total of 21,047 people received vaccine in Dhaka city on Monday.

The vaccines are being administered among people in government hospitals up to upazila level. As of 5:30pm on Monday, nearly 5.14 million people have registered for the vaccine since the nationwide vaccination campaign began on February 7.

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