“We’ll start the vaccination one week after its arrival in the country if everything goes well. That means the vacation will begin across the country in the first week of February,” the DG said.
He said they are taking all-out preparations at the filed level to initiate the vaccination programme.
Khurshid also said the online registration for vaccination against the coronavirus will start on January 26.
DGHS official M Shamsul Haque said they will get the vaccine from Beximco on January 27. “After receiving the vaccine, it’ll be provided to doctors and volunteers of several medical college hospitals. The vaccination at the field-level will begin in the first week of February.”
On November 5, Bangladesh signed a deal with the Serum Institute of India through Beximco to buy three crore doses of coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and British drug-maker AstraZeneca.
As per the deal, the country is supposed to get 3 crore doses of vaccine in six months as 50 lakh doses will come every month.
Every person will receive two doses of the vaccine and the second doses will be given eight weeks after receiving the first one.