Last minute preparations are underway across the country to vaccinate against the novel coronavirus from tomorrow, Sunday. The vaccine has already reached all the districts. Vaccines will be given at the concerned district hospitals and upazila health complexes. Therefore, training activities are still going on in many areas.
The vaccine will be administered simultaneously across the country from 9am on Sunday, 10 days after the vaccine was administered to more than 500 people on an experimental basis last week.
Meanwhile, those who have already registered, those who will get the vaccine on the first day tomorrow will be informed on their mobile phones through a text message on Saturday from the department.
The government now has 6 million vaccines made by Oxford-AstraZeneca. Of this, Rs 50 lakh was purchased from the Seram Institute of India and Rs 20 lakh was given as a gift by the Government of India.
The government’s goal was to vaccinate an average of 270,000 people a day. However, only 1.5 lakh people have registered online in 9 days till last Thursday. In such a situation, instead of deciding to vaccinate more than 6 million people in the first month, it was decided to vaccinate 3.5 million people. However, according to the Health Department on Saturday morning, the number of registrants has exceeded three lakh so far.
Health Minister Dr. Zahid Malek said that even those who are not registered can go to the vaccination center and get vaccinated if they have a national identity card.
Currently, only 55-year-olds and first-line epidemiologists are allowed to register for the first phase of the Covid-19 vaccine program.
There are 6 million doses of the Oxford-Astragenecar Covid-19 vaccine in the country and if you want to get the corona vaccine, you have to go to the website www.surokkha.gov.bd and register.
Health workers have been instructed not to leave their workplaces till February 10 to make the corona vaccination a success.
In this regard, the people’s representatives, especially the members of parliament will be present in their respective areas to increase the encouragement of vaccination among the local people. Most of the MPs are also preparing to get vaccinated in their constituencies tomorrow. It is learned that ministers will also be present in many areas.