Medical &Health

3,35,441 citizens get COVID-19 vaccines in Rangpur

The total number of the corona virus (COVID-19) vaccine recipient citizens rose to 3,45,441 with inoculation of 8,803 more people today in Rangpur division.

“The 8,803 citizens were inoculated today with the COVID-19 vaccines at different government hospitals in the division include 5,185 males and 3,618 females,” Rangpur Divisional Director (Health) Dr. Md. Ahad Ali told BSS this evening.

The total 3,35,441 citizens vaccinated so far with COVID-19 vaccines include 2,13,501 males and 1,21,940 females of all eight districts in the division.

“The vaccine recipients are alright without remarkable side effects though 68 among 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 3,35,441 vaccine recipients stands at 68,076 in Rangpur, 29,351 in Panchagarh, 46,740 in Nilphamari, 24,533 in Lalmonirhat, 29,045 in Kurigram, 35,090 in Thakurgaon, 71,314 in Dinajpur and 31,292 in Gaibandha.

“Since launching of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign from February 7 last, citizens are rushing to the vaccination centers daily with enormous keenness to take the vaccines,” Dr. Ali added.

Chief of Divisional Corona virus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu said citizens are being inoculated at government hospitals in a hassle-free manner across Rangpur division.

“All citizens should abide by the health safety guidelines and wear face masks while remaining outside even after taking the COVID-19 vaccines to bring down the infection rate to the zero level,” Dr. Lyzu added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)