Senior citizens and females will be given priority during the first two hours of the campaign
Bangladesh will start a Covid-19 mass vaccination drive across the country for administering the second dose from Tuesday, say the health authorities.
“Citizens can get their second doses from the same centre where they received their first dose,” Dr Shamsul Haque, the member secretary of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Vaccine Deployment Committee said on Sunday.
Senior citizens and women would receive shots on a priority basis during the first two hours from 9am to 11am during the program, he added.
“We have already supplied the required number of vaccines to the district and upazila levels,” he said.
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He added that breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women who were yet to receive the text message could go to their registered centres and get inoculated.
“However, they will need to carry a no-objection certificate from their doctors,” he said.
Dr Shamsul Haque said works were underway to ensure vaccines for specially-abled citizens through the ID number of Suborna card issued by the Ministry of Social Welfare.
Moreover, steps were being taken to ensure that university students who could not register due to not having NIDs can register with birth certificates.
According to the DGHS, over five million people were vaccinated during the week-long vaccination program between August 7 and August 12.
Even though the walk-in inoculation required only the national identity cards and received good response, many had to return without shots due to shortage of doses.
The process was further marred by widespread complaints of mismanagement.