Printed on Thu Oct 06 2022 7:40:37 PM

Vaccination of Pfizer-Sinopharm started in country

Staff Correspondent
National
Vaccination of Pfizer-Sinopharm
The mass vaccination of BioNTech of Chinese Sinopharm and Pfizer started at 8 am on Thursday, July 1 across the country, including the capital. Sinopharm vaccines are being administered at all medical college hospitals, district hospitals (Sadar and 250 beds), Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases and Syedpur Sadar Hospital.

Besides, mass vaccination activities of Pfizer BioNTech started at seven centers in the capital Dhaka at the same time today. The seven centers are Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Sir Salimullah Medical College (Mitford Hospital), Kurmitola General Hospital, Shaheed Suhrawardy Hospital, Mugda Medical College Hospital, Sheikh Russell Gastroliver Hospital and Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

A week-long crackdown has begun to curb the growing number of coronavirus infections and deaths. However, vaccine activities have been kept out of the lockdown to prevent corona infection.

On Wednesday, June 30 in the health bulletin about the Covid-19 situation, the member secretary of the Corona Vaccine Management Committee of the Department of Health. Shamsul Haque said those who have registered for vaccination can go to the concerned center and get vaccinated by showing a message.

Pfizer's vaccine is available to expatriates and those on the priority list. Expatriates, especially in countries where Pfizer vaccination is required, will receive the Pfizer vaccine. However, according to the list sent by the Manpower Development Bureau, the expatriates who have registered for the vaccine will get the vaccine.

On May 31, the third ticker consignment arrived in Bangladesh from the international ticker platform Covax, a consignment of 1 lakh 620 doses made by the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and the German biotechnology company Bioentech.

In the first phase, a limited number of people were vaccinated at four hospitals in the capital, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in Dhaka, Sheikh Russell National Gastroliver Institute and Hospital and Kurmitola General Hospital. After 7 to 10 days of observation of the vaccinators, mass vaccination activities started in seven hospitals from today.

On July 1, the Gastroliver Hospital in Mohakhali was visited on the spot. Only 58 people have been vaccinated against Pfizer since morning. Officials at the hospital said the center was less crowded today due to severe lockdowns and rain.

Meanwhile, according to the Department of Health, a total of 60,565 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of Sinopharm across the country till June 30. Among them 26 thousand 3 men and 34 thousand 562 women. The second dose was given to 2,235 people. Among them 1,543 are males and 692 are females.

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