The extension, targeting the vaccination of 10 million people, is subject to availability of vaccines
The nationwide mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign that started Tuesday morning, marking Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's birthday, is likely to be extended.
While visiting a temporary vaccination centre near a restaurant in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi in the afternoon, Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus said the special campaign would continue till 7.5 million people were vaccinated during this bout.
Kaikaus said they would not stop there, and the special drive would continue further, targeting the inoculation of 10 million people, subject to the availability of vaccines.
Of the target, 500,000 people are the approximate ones who are getting vaccinated under the regular inoculation program at the permanent centres across the nation every day.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) earlier said that apart from the regular vaccination schedule, 7.5 million people, aged above 25 and registered for the vaccine would get their first dose on Tuesday.
At least 1,500 people are expected to receive the vaccine at each union parishad, 500 people at each ward of municipalities, and 1,000 people at each ward of city corporations.
There would be three vaccination centres at each union parishad, and one centre at each ward of the municipalities, he said. The city corporation wards would each have one centre, but each centre would have three booths.
The government launched the first ever six-day mass vaccination campaign for adults on August 7.
Completing the second dose administration on September 7, Bangladesh inoculated over 5 million people during the time frame.