Medical &Health

1,00,983 administered COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday

A total of 1,00,983 people were administered COVID-19 vaccines across the country today (March 6).

Among the vaccine recipients, 61,354 were male and 39,629 female, according to the data of Management Information System of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

As of March 06, the number of vaccine receivers is 36,82,152. Among the vaccine receivers, 23,55,423 are male and 13,26,729 female as the countrywide vaccination campaign was launched on February 7.

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 that 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 49,02,948 people got registered till 5.30pm today.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)