People to be allowed to receive Covid-19 jab without registration

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People will be allowed from now to receive COVID-19 vaccines without registration or any documents from any centre across the country.

“On February 26, we will complete administering the first dose of vaccination. All respective hospitals and vaccination centres have been directed to immunize coronavirus vaccine with any registration” Dr Shamsul Haque, member secretary of the National Covid-19 Vaccine Management Taskforce told a virtual briefing here today.

Anyone will be able to get COVID-19 vaccine only giving mobile number, he said, adding that “The people, who received first dose of coronavirus vaccine, will be given a card… this card is given as a document for receiving second or booster dose.”

As of February 15, as many as 27,885 floating people across the country received first dose vaccine, the DGHS sources said.

According to the Directorate General of Health service(DGHS), Bangladesh has set a target to vaccinate one crore people with COVID-19 jabs on February 26 through launching a nationwide vaccination campaign.

“We will conduct the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination on February 26… a total of one crore people will receive the first dose of coronavirus vaccine,” it added.

“As of February 15, as many as 10,11,90,890 people received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines while 7,28,83,863 received the second dose in the country,” according to the data of Management Information System of DGHS.

A total of 27,92,035 people have so far received the booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.