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Sinopharm vaccine to be given across Bangladesh from tomorrow

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COVID-19 vaccination is going to resume from Thursday across the country with Sinopharm and Pfizer vaccines.

The vaccination will begin at 8:00am and continue till 3:00pm at all medical college hospitals, district hospitals (Sadar and 250-bed), Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases and Syedpur Sadar Hospital.

Line Director of the Directorate of Health Shamsul Huque stated it while delivering regular health bulleting on Wednesday noon.

The vaccine will be administered at 40 vaccination centres in Dhaka simultaneously. Medical students, nursing students, IST Mats and public university students, police, and other will receive the vaccine.

Meanwhile, Pfizer vaccine will also be administered at seven centres in Dhaka city. Only outbound migrant workers will receive the Pfizer jabs as per the list from Manpower Export Promotion Bureau.

The vaccination centres for the migrant workers include Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Salimullah Medical College Hospital, Mugda Medical College Hospital, Shaheed Shuhrawardy Medical College Hospital, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Kurmitola General Hospital, and Sheikh Russel National Gastroliver Institute and Hospital.

Students will be able to register for vaccines as per the list of the University Grants Commission.

“None will get the vaccine without registration and confirmation via SMS. Online registration has resumed now,” Dr Shamsul said.

The vaccine recipients will be out of lockdown purview while going out to receive vaccines, he added.

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