by Staff Correspondent in Dhaka:
The government had decided to start on September 7 the second dose of vaccine to those who received the first dose during a weeklong mass inoculation against the Covid-19 disease, a senior health official said on Wednesday.
Head of the government’s Directorate of Health Services ABM Khurshid Alam made the announcement in Dhaka.
In the face of surge in the number of infections and deaths from the virus after the arrival of most transmissible Delta variant, the government on August 7 began vaccination campaign up to the grassroots to slow the spread the virus.
Tens of thousands of people were seen queued in front of the immunization centers throughout the campaign week, which was ended on August 12. Now comes the second dose.
The decision came two days after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina instructed the health officials at the weekly meeting of the cabinet to reduce the time-gap between two doses of anti-coronavirus jabs to one month from the existing two months.
Alam hoped more jabs will be arrived by this time to administer the second dose among the recipients.
“There will be no problem during the administration of second dose,” he said while receiving medical equipment sent by Bangladeshi expatriates to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.