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22,92,24,717 doses of Covid jabs administered so far: DGHS

Published : 25 Mar 2022 10:20 PM

As of March 24, a total of 22,92,24,717 doses of COVID-19 vaccines including booster dose were administered as the countrywide vaccination campaign was launched on February 7, last year.

"A total of 12,68,58,638 people have been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine till yesterday while 9,49,60,101 received the second dose across the country during the same period," according to data issued by Directorate General of Health Services(DGHS).

As many as 74,05,978 people received the booster dose of COVID- 19 vaccine to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, it added.

A total of 3,01,41,070 students aged 12-17 years were vaccinated with first and second doses of COVID-19 jabs. Of them, 1,69,78,567 students received first dose of vaccines while 1,31,62,503 were immunized with second dose of vaccines, the DGHS sources said.

Expansion of vaccination is the most effective remedy to rein the spread of coronavirus... as part of vaccine expansion programme, we launched special

inoculation campaign from February 17 to February 25 and set three-day mass vaccination drive that began on February 26," Dr Shamsul Haque, member secretary of the National Covid-19 Vaccine Management Taskforce, said.

As many as 1,11,74,725 people were immunized with the first dose of coronavirus vaccine on February 26 (first day of campaign), 19,33,775

vaccinated on February 27 (second day of campaign) while 15,69,44 people received the first dose of COVID-19 jabs on the concluding day of the

drive(February 28), he also added.

 Till to date, Bangladesh received nearly 30 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines....either the country got the vaccine doses under COVAX facilities

or through purchase," Shamsul added.