Medical &Health

1,33,833 administered COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday

A total of 1,33,833 people were administered

COVID-19 vaccines across the country on February 27.

Among the vaccine recipients, 80,761 were male and 53,072 female,

according to the data of Management Information System of Directorate General

of Health Services (DGHS).

As of February 27, the number of vaccine receivers is 29,84,773 as the

countrywide vaccination campaign was launched on February 7. Of them

19,37,026 are male and 10,47,747 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 42,038,35 people got them registered till

5.30pm today.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)