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Vaccination drive resumes in Bangladesh

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By: ChandrashekarBhat

By Chandrashekar Bhat

BANGLADESH has resumed its vaccination drive against Covid-19 nearly two months after the suspension of the programme.

With 1.1 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine supplied by China, the health authorities on Saturday (19) began administering the jabs at 67 centres spread across Bangladesh.

Health officials said almost 1.5 million people have registered for the vaccination but only those who have not received their first dose will be given the jabs on priority. They said the immunisation drive will be held every day except on Fridays and public holidays, according to The Daily Star.

Frontline government health workers, police personnel, registered migrant workers and civic workers will be accorded priority in the vaccination.

Students of medical, dental and nursing colleges, residential students of all public universities and Chinese nationals staying in Bangladesh will also be eligible to receive the vaccine.

The immunisation programme of Bangladesh had been suspended in April after the supply of AstraZeneca vaccines produced by the Serum Institute of India had stopped amid a devastating surge in coronavirus infections in that country.

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