The Department of Health has said that the first dose should be continued until the next instruction is given, without saving for the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Saturday (February 20) Additional Director General of the Department of Health, Prof. This information has been given in a circular signed by Mirzadi Sebrina Flora.

The notification said, “We would like to thank everyone for successfully conducting the ongoing immunization activities across the country and request you to follow the following instructions to make the ongoing Kovid-19 immunization activities more dynamic.”

The instructions are
1. It is being instructed to give all the vaccines distributed as 1st dose without saving for 2nd dose. Registration and vaccination of 1st dose will continue till further instructions.

2. The first (1st) dose of the Covid-19 vaccine should be given a second dose after eight (8) weeks instead of four weeks.

Earlier on Friday (February 19th) at a meeting at the Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) building, ASM Alamgir, chief scientific officer at the government’s Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), mentioned some changes in the government’s immunization plan.

He said 6 million people would be vaccinated with the first dose in the initial phase. Before the mass vaccination started on February 8, the government had said that Bangladesh had 6 million vaccines in its hands. This vaccine will be given to 35 lakh people in two doses. The government has made changes to the vaccination plan to ensure that the next shipment of vaccines arrives, said the chief scientific officer of the IEDCR.

He said 20 lakh vaccines will come from India on February 22. In addition, the global initiative Covax was to vaccinate 20 percent of the country’s people. Kovacs is now talking about vaccinating 26 percent of the country’s population.

ASM Alamgir said 16 lakh 47 thousand people have been vaccinated in the country so far. This number is more than 1 percent of the total population of the country. Neighboring India has not yet vaccinated 1% of its population.


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