Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday said the government will launch another ‘Covid-19 vaccination campaign’ aiming to vaccinate 75 lakh people with second dose and booster dose on Tuesday.
The campaign will be launched in all government medical hospitals, specialized hospitals district and Sadar hospitals and upazila health complexes simultaneously, he said at a press briefing held at Mohakhali Directorate General of Health Services DGHS).
The heath authoritieshave prepared 16,181 vaccination centers across the country to launch the campaign successfully, he said.
Besides, a total of 33,246 health workers and 49,869 volunteers will work during the campaign, he added.
Those who received the second dose four months ago will get the booster dose, said Maleque.
So far, a total of 76.05 per cent people have received the first dose while 70.3 per cent second dose and 17.9 per cent people received the 3rd dose across the country, said the minister.
Currently, 2.78 crore doses of different vaccines against Covid are in stock now, he said.
About bringing 5-11 years old children under vaccination programme, Maleque said the vaccination programme will start soon.
The government has taken all necessary steps in this regard and the children should complete their registration through ‘Surokkha app’, he said.
“The children will be given Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. For that a digital birth registration certificate will be needed,” he said.
The minister also urged the parents to complete their birth registration online.