Bangladesh on Monday started administering the first doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at three centers in Dhaka to fight off Covid-19.
The vaccine is being administered first at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Sheikh Russel Gastro-liver Institute and Kurmitola General Hospital.
In each of these centres, 120 people will be vaccinated every day from 9 am to 3 pm.
Faruk Ahmed, director of Sheikh Russel Gastro-liver Institute, inaugurated the vaccination drive around 10 am.
“We’ve sent messages to 115 vaccine seekers, who had completed their registration with the hospital but failed to get the first jab. All of the 115 vaccine seekers will be given the shots, if they come,” said Faruk.