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5-to-12-yr-old to get Covid jabs

Published : 27 Jun 2022 10:05 PM | Updated : 28 Jun 2022 08:05 PM

Five to 12-year-old children will be brought under the Covid-19 vaccination programme. 

To ensure their vaccine they will have to complete their registration with their birth certificate at Surokkha app. 

Department of Health Additional Director General Mirzadi Sebrina Flora said this after a workshop on the production and dissemination of ‘Health Awareness Documentary on Six Diseases of Cancer, Accidental Burns, Autism, Noise Pollution, Mental Illness’ with the theme ‘Accurate information on the disease and public awareness will save lives’ held at a city hotel on Monday. 

Flora said, “I urge parents to get their children’s birth registered as soon as possible. Our children will get the Pfizer vaccine. We are scheduled to get those vaccines from Covax, following this we will start our vaccination programme. Gradually, all our children from five year to below 12 years will get vaccinations.”

She has also called for following the health rules at the sacrificial animal market. 

One of the strategies to prevent the spread of the pandemic coronavirus is to quickly vaccinate the target population. For this, the World Health Organization (WHO) had set a deadline of June 30, 2022 for Bangladesh. However, Bangladesh has been able to touch the milestone of achieving this target four days ahead of schedule, informed the department of health.

The United States had given another 4 million Pfizer vaccines to Bangladesh to combat Covid-19. The United States is providing another 4 million ready-to-use doses of Pfizer vaccines to Bangladesh, according to a post on the verified Facebook page of the US Embassy in Dhaka. The total number of vaccines donated by the United States so far is more than 68 million. 

Bureau of Health Education Line Director (Lifestyle, Health Education and Promotion) Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman Arif presided over the workshop while Dhaka University Associate Professor Dr. Saiful Haque presented the keynote paper at the workshop.