It is important for everyone to get vaccinated, says the Jatiya Party leader
Leader of the Opposition Raushon Ershad has received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
She was vaccinated at the medical centre of the National Parliament on Thursday, according to a statement by her office.
“The vaccine is completely safe. Vaccines are here to save lives. It is important for everyone to get vaccinated,” it quoted the Jatiya Party leader.
Bangladesh is currently conducting a mass immunization drive against Covid-19 using the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine made by Serum Institute of India.
People need to take two doses of the vaccine, Covishield, with a booster shot eight to 12 weeks after the first.
AstraZeneca said the vaccine has been shown to be safe in clinical trials and has provided effective protection to 70% of the volunteers.