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70,84,018 registered to receive COVID-19 vaccines

A total of 70,84,018 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 70,84,018 people got registered till 2.30 pm today to take COVID-19 vaccines,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) sources said.

As of April 13, the number of vaccine receivers receiving the first dose of vaccine was 56,76,313. Of them 35,19,099 are male and 21,57,214 female. While the number of vaccine receivers receiving the second dose was 7,33,175, of them 50,38,01 are male and 22,93,74 are 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 www.surokkha.gov.bd

website to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

Emergency hotline numbers for receiving information on vaccination are

16263, 333 and 10655.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)