The government has decided not to conduct any more walk-in mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign, says Health Minister Zahid Maleque.
“Vaccine seekers have to register on the Shurokkha app before getting the shots. There will be no more walk-in mass vaccination campaign,” he told the media on Monday at the Secretariat.
The government hopes to inoculate some 70 to 80 million people against the coronavirus by January or February next year, said the minister.
“We are also considering the possibility to administer the second dose within 15-20 days after the first shot,” he added.
Bangladesh expects to receive another six million doses of the Pfizer vaccine by September, said Health Minister Maleque before adding: “An additional one million doses are expected to arrive through the World Health Organization.”