The countrywide mass vaccination campaign for administering the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines will continue till February 28 as the drive has drawn huge response from all eligible people to receive coronavirus jabs.
“Bangladesh has set the day-long nationwide campaign that began at 8am this morning aiming to vaccinate one crore people but the authorities have extended the drive for two days to bring all eligible people under first dose of vaccination coverage,” Health Minister Zahid Maleque said today at a virtual function held at Manikganj district.
Second and booster dose will continue alongside the mass vaccination campaign, he said, adding, “I hope that over one crore people will receive COVID-19 jabs in today’s campaign… Bangladesh has created a milestone progress for administering coronavirus vaccines to huge number of people in a single day.”
“We are seeing that people thronged vaccination centers and booths for receiving coronavirus jabs, which will create a good impact for containing the spread of the deadly virus,” the health minister added.
“All eligible people are thronging designated vaccination centres and booths to receive COVID-19 jabs…we are monitoring the nationwide mass vaccination campaign to make it successful to fight the disease” Director General of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) Prof Dr Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam told.
Earlier, the government has set a target to complete first dose of coronavirus vaccine today but the government decided to continue the campaign till February 28 to reach a remarkable progress in the first dose of vaccination coverage, he added.