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Bangladesh starts mass vaccination

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A six-day mass COVID-19 vaccination drive across the country began on Saturday morning.

The vaccination programme started at 9am in 4,600 unions, 1054 municipalities areas and in 433 wards of the city corporations.

Some 32,706 vaccinators and 48,459 volunteers have been roped in to make the vaccine drive a success.

“During the six-day campaign, people at union levels will be vaccinated only today… but the campaign will be extended two days more for hard-to-reach unions,” said Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam.

People aged 25 years and above will be vaccinated during this extended inoculation drive, Alam said adding that the people aged 50 years and above will get priority to receiving vaccines.

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