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Covid-19: Bangladesh lowers vaccination age to 25

The government has lowered the minimum age limit for taking Covid-19 jabs to 25 from 30 years in a bid to give a boost to the lagging vaccination rates in the country.

From now on, people aged 25 and above are eligible to register for taking vaccines through Surrokha app, said sources at the health directorate on Thursday.

The official app, launched by the ICT Division of Bangladesh for providing the facility to register for vaccination, also came up with the information.

Earlier on July 19, the government lowered the age limit from 35 to 30 for vaccine registration.

Covid-19: Bangladesh lowers vaccination age to 25

If anyone wants to get registered for taking any Covid-19 vaccine, he or she must provide the National Identification number to verify. The following information are available in the app.

• National Identification Number

• Date of Birth

• Mobile Phone number

• Co-Morbidity

• Desired Address for Vaccination Center

• User consent for receiving vaccine

The application verifies the user by sending an OTP to the given mobile phone number and allow them to register. The registrants can check their application status, download Vaccine Card and download Certificate in a later stage.

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on July 15 said everyone above 18 years of age will gradually be vaccinated in Bangladesh.

“Arrangements are being made to gradually bring all citizens above 18 years under the Covid-19 vaccination programme in order to revive the country’s education system,” he said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh