Medical &Health

1,18,654 administered COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday

 A total of 1,18,654 people were administered
COVID-19 vaccines across the country on March 3.

Among the vaccine recipients, 70,914 were male and 47,740 female,
according to the data of Management Information System of Directorate General
of Health Services (DGHS).

As of March 2, the number of vaccine receivers is 34,60,159 as the
countrywide vaccination campaign was launched on February 7. Of them
22,21,269 are male and 12,38,890 female.

People aged 40 years and above now can get registered to receive COVID- 19
vaccines, the health ministry sources said.

The vaccination drive was conducted at 50 hospitals in Dhaka city and
1,005 hospitals outside the capital today, the DGHS said, adding the
immunization programme will begin at 8am and it will continue till 2.30 pm
every day.

But some hospitals will continue the vaccination programme throughout the
day, the health official said.

The inoculation would be administered among people in government hospitals
up to upazila level while 46,55,464 people got them registered till 5.30pm

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)