158,451 people vaccinated nationwide on fourth day

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Dailynewsun Desk:

Altogether 158,451 people were administered COVID-19 vaccines on the fourth day of the countrywide vaccination campaign.

Of them, 111,691 were male and 46,760 female, according to the data of Management Information System of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

As of Wednesday, the number of vaccine receivers is 337,769 as vaccination campaign was launched on January 27. People aged 40 years and above now can get registered to receive COVID-19 vaccines, the health ministry sources said.

According to earlier decision of the government, people aged 55 years and above were only eligible for taking vaccines but the decision has been revised a day after launching of the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination campaign on February 7.

The vaccination drive was conducted at 50 hospitals in Dhaka city and 1005 hospitals outside the capital on Wednesday, the DGHS said, adding the immunization programme will begin at 8am and it will continue till 2.30 pm everyday.

But some hospitals will continue the vaccination programme throughout the day, the health official said.

The inoculation would be administered among people in government hospitals upto upazila level while 9.70 lakh people so far got them registered to be inoculated. -BSS