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Mass vaccination campaign extended till February 28

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Mass vaccination of the first dose of coronavirus vaccine has been extended till February 28.

Additional director general (planning and development) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Professor Meerjady Sabrina Flora on Sunday said the decision to extend the campaign was taken considering the public’s interest in getting vaccinated.

Health Minister Zahid Maleque will brief to media in details in this regard, she added.

The country on Saturday rolled out another phase of its mass vaccination campaign, aiming to cover a whopping 10 million people.

Some 6.55 million vaccine shots will be provided at different levels on Saturday — 4.14 million doses in 13,800 wards of the upazilas, 0.324 million doses in 1,068 wards of municipalities, and 2.0925 million shots in 465 wards across cities.

Besides, 3.5 million vaccine doses will be provided to special communities, including workers at factories, markets, restaurants, boats, launches and ships, brick kilns and other floating communities.

Since the inauguration of the mass inoculation drive in Bangladesh on February 7 last year, some 8,19,39,878 people have been fully vaccinated with two shots and 10,958,331 people received their first doses till Friday (February 25). Besides, 3,59,826 people have received booster doses.

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