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Brac joins government’s Covid-19 vaccination drive as partner

  • Published at 05:37 pm August 7th, 2021
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Healthcare professionals administering Covid-19 vaccine at one of the nine vaccination centres of Brac in Dhaka on August 7, 2021 Courtesy

It will manage vaccine administration at nine centres in Dhaka and provide assistance at 3,214 union level centres

Brac has joined as a partner of Bangladesh government's Covid-19 vaccination drive to accelerate resilience against the pandemic. 

The development organization started managing vaccine administration in nine centres of Dhaka from Saturday, with the help of midwives from Brac James P Grant School of Public Health. 

It is also assisting the government in 3,214 centers at the union level across Bangladesh, read a press release. 

Brac has joined in the vaccination campaign from Saturday in support of Dhaka’s two city corporations to speed up the vaccination drive. 

People aged 25 years and above can get the vaccine by showing their national identity card between 9am and 3pm every day from Brac-managed centres. The service will remain open till August 12. 

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An aspirant must bring a photocopy of NID card or the vaccine registration card after registering with the Shurokkha App to receive the latest vaccine, added the statement. 

The centres are offering vaccine doses only for those who have registered with the Shurokkha App but have yet to receive a short message service confirming the date of vaccination. 

Each of these BRAC-managed centres in Dhaka city can administer 350 doses per day. 

Women, elderly population (over 50 years) and people with disabilities are prioritized for vaccination from these centres. 

Only the first dose of the vaccine is offered from these centres and will mention the date of the second dose in the vaccine card.

Dr Morseda Chowdhury, director of Health, Nutrition and Population Programme (HNPP) at Brac, said: “Brac has engaged itself in Covid-19 prevention activities since the global pandemic began. As part of it, we have mobilized our capacities to accelerate the government’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign. We aim to ensure vaccine administration management in a disciplined way everywhere, including hard-to-reach areas. 

“We believe a combined effort by everyone is essential in the fight against the pandemic."

The nine centres Brac is operating in the two city corporations in Dhaka city are: Nurer Chala Government School and Shaheed Turjo Primary School in Badda under the Dhaka North City Corporation, and councillor office in Paltan Community Centre, Dingi in Dhanmondi 8/A (beside the lake), councillor office in Dhanmondi Community Centre at Bhuter Goli on Dhanmondi Circular Road, councillor office in Hatirpool Kacha Bajar (158/1, Elephant Road), councillor office in Shegunbagicha multipurpose complex, Fakir Chan Sarder Community Centre in Narinda, and MA Sattar High School in Demra under Dhaka South City Corporation.

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