7-8 crore people to get vaccine by January: Health Minister
Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said the government has stopped mass vaccination campaign for now. But it will be possible to vaccinate 7 to 8 crore people by next January-February.
The Minister informed this to media on Monday at the Secretariat in the capital.
Zahid Maleque said, “It is not possible for us to continue mass vaccination campaign as there are not enough vaccines to the government. No vaccination programme will be held in future. People will be inoculated only after registering on the Shurokkha app.”
“We have already ordered over 10 crore Sinopharm vaccine doses via WHO. Besides, a deal has finalised with China for around 7 crore vaccines. A total of 16 crore doses to reach in the country by this December,” the Minister added.