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80,222 administered COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday

A total of 80,222 people were administered

COVID-19 vaccines across the country today.

Among the vaccine recipients, 44,011 were male and 36,211 female,

according to the data of Management Information System of Directorate General

of Health Services (DGHS).

As of March 21, the number of vaccine receivers was 48,40,969. Among the

vaccine receivers, 30,40,522 are male and 18,00,447 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 today, the DGHS said, adding that 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 61,98,378 people got registered till

5.30pm today.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)