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Looking to get vaccinated for Covid? Find your nearest centers here

  • Nine centres in Dhaka carrying out vaccination program
  • JN.1 variant detected in Bangladesh
Update : 23 Jan 2024, 05:47 PM

As Covid-19 cases and deaths have been increasing in Bangladesh, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has instructed people to quickly get vaccinated.

Currently, nine centres in Dhaka are carrying out a vaccination program.

The centres are Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Kurmitola General Hospital, Sir Salimullah Medical College Midford Hospital, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, Mugda Medical College Hospital, Sheikh Russel National Gastroliver Institute and Hospital, Fulbaria Government Employees Hospital, and National Institute of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT). 

"We have sent the vaccines to the centres and a vaccination drive is underway. On a priority basis, the vaccination program has been started for people aged 60 years and above, people aged 18 years and above with chronic diseases, people with low immunity (18 years and above) and pregnant women. I urge everyone to go to the centers and get vaccinated,” Member Secretary of the Covid-19 Vaccine Management Task Force Dr Mohammad Nizam Uddin said on Tuesday. 

In the initial phase, the booster dose, which is the 3rd and 4th dose of the Pfizer VCV vaccine will be provided at nine centers in Dhaka city. 

On January 18, the new variant of Covid-19 "JN.1" which has been spreading in numerous countries, was also detected in Bangladesh.

Earlier, DGHS also recommended wearing masks as a precautionary measure.

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