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Special mass vaccination: Record 6.7 million inoculated on PM Hasina's birthday

  • Published at 08:17 am September 29th, 2021
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People gather outside the Urban Health Care Centre in Azimpur during the mass inoculation drive on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Mahmud Hosaain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The mass vaccination campaign will now only be held outside of Dhaka

Bangladesh inoculated a record number of 6,758,992 people in the mass Covid-19 vaccination drive on Tuesday, carried out to mark Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s 75th birthday.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 90.12% of the targeted 7.5 million citizens were given vaccines during the special campaign.

The single-day inoculation number was a new record for the country, said DGHS.

Since 90% of the targeted inoculation has been completed, the mass vaccination will only be held outside of Dhaka on Wednesday.

As of Tuesday, health authorities administered 57,302,380 doses of Covid-19 vaccines. 

A total of 16,633,735 people received both doses, whereas 3,150,617 people have only gotten their first dose. 

Mostly Sinopharm vaccine shots were given as the first dose during the campaign on Tuesday.

Currently, 18.63% of the country have at least received their first dose with 3.92% of this done on a single campaign day.

Bangladesh is currently administering four types of Covid-19 vaccines – AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Sinopharm.

According to the DGHS, 46,465,499 people have registered to get the vaccines.

As of Tuesday, a total of 12,790,888 AstraZeneca doses were administered around the country. 

On Tuesday alone, 39,111 and 660 people received their first and second doses, respectively.

A total of 1,689,66 people have been given Pfizer jabs so far. On Tuesday, 11,287 people were given the first jab and 669 the second dose.

Meanwhile, a total of 30,137,847 Sinopharm doses have been administered around the country so far. As many as 6,569,782 and 126,047 people received their first and second doses, respectively, on Tuesday alone.

As many as 5,042,051 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered so far. On Tuesday, 4,943 people got their first dose, and 6,493 people their second dose. 

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