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4th dose of Covid vaccine from Dec 20

07 December 2022

Staff Reporter :
The health authorities announced to start inoculating fourth dose of the covid jab from December 20.
It will be administrated at seven vaccination centres in Dhaka.
Ahmedul Kabir, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), told this in a press briefing on Tuesday.
The seven centres are Secretariat clinic, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Mugda Medical College Hospital, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Kurmitola General Hospital, Sarkari Karmachari Hospital and Sheikh Russel Gastroliver Hospital.
The DGHS sources said that the latest development came as per the suggestions from the National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Covid-19.
The NTAC has recommended the fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine for the frontline fighters, expected mothers and people aged over 60 years.
Shamsul Hoque, Member Secretary of the vaccine deployment committee of the DGHS, disclosed the decision during a press conference held at the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) centre in Mohakhali area of Dhaka on November 30.
He said around 87 percent people of the country's total population have so far been jabbed with the first dose, 73 percent with the second dose and 52 percent with the preventive third or booster dose.
The WHO recommends that 70 per cent of the population be vaccinated, he said. About 73 per cent of Bangladeshis have received two doses of the Covid-19 jabs. Ninety-five per cent of people above the age of 5 have received the first dose, 80 per cent have received the second dose and 52 per cent have received the third dose.
Bangladesh has received 343.4 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine so far and administered 332.7 million.

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