Medical &Health

Khulna ready for vaccination drive to begin

The Covid-19 vaccination campaign gets underway nationwide from Sunday, including the 40 centres of Khulna district, with 13 in the metropolitan area and 3 centres in each of nine upazilas. Khulna City Corporation mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque will inaugurate the vaccine campaign by taking the first shot at the Khulna Medical College centre around 10 am.

Aiming at a successful vaccination campaign in the district, Khulna Deputy Commissioner Helal Hossain held a press briefing to inform the public of details on Saturday.

Khulna DC briefed that 168,000 shots of the vaccine have been allotted for Khulna district on a primary basis. Some 48,960 doses are for the city corporation area. Already all the centres have received the allotted amount of vaccine shots.

“For the metropolitan vaccination centers, 29 teams and for the upazilas, 27 teams have been trained. Two vaccinators and four volunteers will work in each team,” informed DC Helal.

The vaccination campaign will remain open from 8am to 4 pm each day and each centre will aim to disburse 150 shots per day.