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Health - June 22, 2021

Bangladesh rolls out Pfizer vaccine at 3 Dhaka centers

Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh yesterday started administering the first doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at three centers in Dhaka to fight off Covid-19.
The vaccine is being administered first at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Sheikh Russel Gastro-liver Institute and Kurmitola General Hospital.
In each of these centres, 120 people will be vaccinated every day from 9 am to 3 pm. Faruk Ahmed, director of Sheikh Russel Gastro-liver Institute, inaugurated the vaccination drive around 10 am.

“We’ve sent messages to 115 vaccine seekers, who had completed their registration with the hospital but failed to get the first jab. All of the 115 vaccine seekers will be given the shots, if they come,” said Faruk.

Besides, Vice-Chancellor of BSMMU Prof Dr Sharfuddin Ahmed and Director of Kurmitola General Hospital Brig Gen Jamil Ahmed inaugurated the vaccination campaign at their respective institutions in the morning.

Who can’t take the jab?

Those who have been infected with Covid-19 and took ‘blood plasma’ and ‘monoclonal antibody’ treatment should not take the Covid-19 vaccine. People who have taken the shot have been asked to remain alert and see any kind of allergic reaction. If anyone develops any side-effects after getting the shot he/she should be get panicked as fever, inching, fatigue and pain are normal side-effects.

On May 27, the government approved the emergency use of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in the country.

Bangladesh on Saturday started administering Sinopharm vaccine doses across the country.

The vaccination started in the capital and elsewhere in the country with 11 lakh doses of Sinopharm vaccine gifted by China, said the DGHS.

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