Medical &Health

68,49,012 registered to receive COVID-19 vaccines

A total of 68,49,012 people have so far been registered to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the country as the vaccination campaign was launched on January 27.

“As many as 68,49,012 people got registered till 2.30 pm today to take COVID-19 vaccines,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) sources said.

As of April 1, the number of vaccine receivers was 54,12,791. Among the

vaccine receivers, 33,63,594 are male and 20,49,197 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,” the DGHS said, adding that the

immunization programme will begin at 8 am and continue till 2.30 pm every day.

But some hospitals will continue the vaccination programme throughout the day, the health official said.

People have been asked to register through visiting

website to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

Emergency hotline numbers for receiving information on vaccination are 16263, 333 and 10655.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)