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2,92,738 get COVID-19 vaccines in Rangpur division

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19)

vaccine recipients rose to 2,92,738 with immunisation of more 9,196 people

today at different government hospitals in the division.

“The 9,196 citizens– 5,390 males and 3,806 females– who were inoculated

with the COVID-19 vaccines today in the division,” Rangpur Divisional

Director (Health) Dr. Md. Ahad Ali told BSS.

The total 2,92,738 citizens immunized, so far, with COVID-19 vaccines

include 1,88,296 males and 1,04,442 females of all eight districts in the

division.

“All of the vaccine recipients are leading normal life without remarkable

side effects though 68 of them experienced temporary adverse events for a few

minutes since February 7 last in the division,” Dr. Ali said.

The district-wise break-up of total 2,92,738 vaccine recipients stands at

57,426 in Rangpur, 26,340 in Panchagarh, 38,680 in Nilphamari, 21,597 in

Lalmonirhat, 25,844 in Kurigram, 32,184 in Thakurgaon, 63,142 in Dinajpur and

27,525 in Gaibandha of the division.

“Since launching of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign from February 7 last,

hundreds of registered citizens are rushing to the vaccination centers daily

with huge eagerness to take the vaccines,” the health official added.

Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and

Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu said

excellent management has been ensured at government hospitals for immunising

people in the division.

The vaccine recipients are feeling no notable side effects since launching

of the vaccination campaign from February 7 last in Rangpur division and they

are leading quite a normal life.

“Common people should abide by the health directives and wear masks while

remaining outside to bring down the COVID-19 infection rate to the zero level

in the division and the country as a whole,” Dr. Lyzu added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)