Principal Secretary to the PM says
People who are eligible and willing to be vaccinated in the first phase must enrol themselves into the vaccination program by completing registration by February 5.
Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Kaikaus revealed the matter on Sunday.
The country is set to start a nationwide vaccination campaign on February 7.
Bangladesh received 7 million doses of the vaccine, 2 million as a gift from India free and five million as part of a contract with the Serum Institute of India.
The government plans to inoculate 80 percent of the country’s population. According to the national vaccine distribution and preparation plan, the doses will be administered in five stages under three phases.
A total of 452,027 doctors, nurses and other health workers at government facilities will get the vaccine first.
Around 600,000 health workers of the private facilities will also get the vaccine in the first phase.
The priority list also includes 210,000 freedom fighters, 180,457 members of the military and civil defence forces, 25,000 government employees essential in running the state, 25,000 journalists, 89,149 public representatives, 75,000 officials and other employees of city corporations and municipalities, and 37,500 funeral workers will get the vaccine doses in the first month.
The others who will get the vaccine in the first month include 200,000 workers of the utilities, sewerage services, fire service and airports, 75,000 of the ports, 60,000 unskilled expatriate workers, 200,000 government staffers engaged in emergency work at districts and Upazilas, and 10,932 from the national sports teams.