A decision will be taken soon whether school students will be vaccinated against Covid-19, said Prof Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, Director General (DG) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
“The decision is likely to be taken tomorrow (Thursday) at a high-profile meeting of government officials,” he told reporters on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister wants to bring school children under vaccination coverage, he said, adding that no guideline has been received yet from the World Health Organization (WHO) in this regard.
The children in the USA are being vaccinated following a protocol and the same can be done here, Prof Khurshid Alam added.
“The vaccination of teachers is almost done in Bangladesh. University students have also been vaccinated,” said the DGHS DG.