Printed on Thu Sep 29 2022 8:03:06 PM

'Students aged 12 and above will be vaccinated'

Staff Correspondent
National
Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that students aged 12 and above will be vaccinated against coronavirus. The Prime Minister announced the plan in response to a question from Jatiya Party's Rustam Ali Farazi in the Jatiya Sangsad session on Wednesday.

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury presided over the question and answer session.

Highlighting the targets of her government's vaccination program, the Prime Minister said, "A plan has been adopted to gradually bring 80 percent of the country's population under vaccination. To ensure that 50 percent of the target population is vaccinated by December 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines will be followed, all students 12 years and above will be vaccinated, the ministry will provide vaccinations to the disabled by registering them with gold cards and workers will be vaccinated on a priority basis."

The Prime Minister said, "At the initiative of the government, arrangements have been made to collect 24 crores 65 lakh 13 thousand 660 doses of vaccine till September 12. Of these, 4 crores 44 lakh 31 thousand 880 doses of vaccine have been received under the bilateral agreement. Arrangements have been made to get one crore doses or more of the vaccine every month. A total of 6 crore vaccines will be available from Sinopharm from October to December.

The Prime Minister also hoped that vaccination would be possible within the stipulated time as per the plan.

The Prime Minister said, "Hopefully, with the cooperation of all, we will be able to successfully deal with this ongoing global pandemic. Besides vaccination, everyone has to strictly follow the prescribed hygiene rules."

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