With a slogan, “Vaccine nilai joy, vaccine a nai voy (receiving vaccine is victory, no fear for taking vaccine),” Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque along with his four cabinet colleagues on Sunday received COVID-19 vaccines at a city hospital.
They were vaccinated with COVID-19 inoculations at the Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital with a call for receiving vaccines without any fear and confusion, an official release said.
Other four ministers are – Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak, Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim, Science and Technology Minister Architect Yeafesh Osman, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Shahab Uddin and State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain.
Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam, President of Bangladesh Medical Association Dr Mustafa Jalal Mohiuddin, President of Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad Dr Iqbal Arsenal, among others, were present on the occasion.
Maleque said, “We all (ministers) are fine after receiving vaccines…we are not feeling any abnormality after taking the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine.”
He urged the people to get COVID-19 vaccines, ignoring any rumour over the inoculation developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca.