People to Get 4th Covid-19 Vaccine: Health Min

Desk Report

Published: 01 Dec 2022, 04:50 pm

Representational Image || Photo: Collected

Representational Image || Photo: Collected

Health Minister Zahid Maleque said that the fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine will be given to the people of the country. But he also said that the 60-year-olds will get it first.

Health Minister Zahid Maleque said these things in an event organized on the occasion of World AIDS Day at the Osmani Auditorium in the capital on Thursday (December 1).

He said, we have enough vaccines. We have talked to the Prime Minister about the fourth dose of vaccination. The technical committee also agreed on vaccination.

Mentioning that the coronavirus infection is increasing again in several countries including China, Japan, the health minister said, we have to be careful. We don't want even one death.

Special Coronavirus vaccination campaign has started from 1st to 7th December. The health minister also said that the target of vaccinating 9 million people in these seven days has been set.

Notably, 98 percent of those over 12 years of age received the first dose and 95 percent received the second dose. Bangladesh ranks first in South Asia and fifth in the world in terms of vaccination coverage.

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