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.