At least 100 students of two government schools in Manikganj will get Covid jabs on Thursday as part of the government's decision to conduct a test run for Covid-19 vaccination for school students.
Confirming the information, Md. Lutfar Rahman, the Civil Surgeon of the district said that the Health Minister Zahid Malek will inaugurate the program at Manikganj Colonel Malek Medical College at 12 noon on Thursday.
“Fifty students of Manikganj Government Boys High School and 50 students of SK Government Girls High School will be vaccinated with Pfizer during this time,”he added.
They will be monitored after inoculation and from next week more students will be brought under the vaccination campaign.
The district has already received 27,000 Pfizer vaccines for school goers .
Earlier on Tuesday, DGHS chief ABM Khurshid Alam informed that a new campaign to vaccinate school students aged 12 and above will start within a week.
“The inoculation drive for school children between the ages of 12 and 17 will start this week,” said the DG of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) while talking to reporters following an event at the health department.
He said 21 centres have been selected at the district and city corporation levels across the country for this purpose.
“The Pfizer vaccine will be used for children,” he said, adding, “School authorities will provide us with the lists of their students. We’ll pass that onto the Surokkha app server afterwards.”