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1.35m people vaccinated in Bangladesh

  • Published at 04:46 pm February 16th, 2021
Vaccine Bangladesh DMC
File photo of a nurse injects Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield vaccine to an elderly man at the Dhaka Medical College vaccination centre in Dhaka, Bangladesh, February 9, 2021 Reuters

More than 2.3 million people completed their registration to receive the vaccine so far

Bangladesh on Tuesday completed administering Covid-19 vaccine to over one-third of their initial nationwide target.

The country accomplished the feat in 10 days into the nationwide vaccination program as 1.35 million healthcare professionals, frontline fighters and people aged or above 40 years were inoculated against the deadly virus. 

Meanwhile, a total of 2,302,192 people completed their registration to receive the vaccine till 6:45pm on Tuesday, Director (MIS) Prof Dr Mizanur Rahman confirmed. 

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on February 6, made it known that it had  taken a target to vaccinate 3.5million people in the first month of the inoculation program. 

On Monday, the director general (DG) of the DGHS said the authorities would continue administering the first dose of the vaccine to more people even after the initial target of 3.5 million if people continued registering online. 

According to the DGHS, 226,902 people received vaccines yesterday. 

Of them, 149,892 were men and 77,010 were women. Some 35 people went through some common adverse events yesterday. 

With the latest update the total number of vaccinated people in the country now stands at 1,359,613. Among them 490 people experienced adverse events. 

Highest number of vaccine administered in Dhaka

The highest number of vaccines was administered in Dhaka division while almost all the divisions across the country have lesser or equal numbers.

Some 72,739 people were vaccinated in Dhaka division on Tuesday. Of them, 34,044 people vaccinated in the capital city while 38,695 people were vaccinated outside the capital city in the division. 

On Monday, some 62,733 people were vaccinated in the division. 

Chittagong and Sylhet city saw the highest volume of decrease in 24 hours.

In Chittagong the number dropped to 49,000 from 52,744 and in Sylhet it was 12,398 from 16,227. 

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