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7-day Covid vaccination campaign starts Thursday

Second Covid booster shot on the cards

Update : 30 Nov 2022, 03:13 PM

The government will launch another special seven-day vaccination campaign against Covid-19 on Thursday.

This campaign will end on December 7, Dr Shamsul Haque, director of the vaccination program of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), told reporters on Wednesday.

Around 9 million people will be vaccinated under this campaign where 17,116 teams will provide the service, he added.

Meanwhile, the National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Covid-19 has recommended administering the fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine to contain the further spread of the virus, said Dr Shamsul Haque.

It recommended bringing frontliners, citizens above 60 and pregnant women under the fourth dose vaccination program in the first phase, he said.

So far, 87% of the total population, including children, have received the first dose in the country and 73% the second dose, he added.

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