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COVID vaccination for capital’s slum dwellers start

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The government has started COVID-19 vaccination campaign for the slum dwellers in the capital.

The drive started at Korail slum, home of about three lakh people, in Mohakhali around 9:30am on Tuesday.

Twenty-five booths have been set up at the slum where garment workers, domestic help and rickshaw pullers are receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The number of women are seen higher than men at the booths.

The hospital officials and employees are administering the vaccines.

The campaign will be expanded to other slums in the capital and elsewhere in Bangladesh, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said at an event on Monday.

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