Plan to inoculate 2.9 million people today

Make the programme a success

Published : 06 Aug 2021 09:42 PM | Updated : 07 Aug 2021 12:52 AM

The Covid-19 mass vaccination programme begins at ward level of union parishads across the country today (Saturday). After a series of meetings, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) officials on Thursday decided to run the vaccine campaign for only one day on Saturday instead of a week at the union and municipalities while at the city corporation areas the campaign will run from Saturday to Monday.

The local administrations in association with the people’s representatives have completed preparations to ensure a congenial atmosphere so that people can get the Covid-19 vaccine. Apart from the local administrations and people’s representatives, we think different socio-cultural organisations, political parties and volunteer groups should come forward to make this vaccination programme a success. In this regard, we think country’s people must take vaccines and motivate other to get vaccinated. 

We expect that there will be no shortage of 

vaccine in the coming days and all the people 

in the country will get vaccinated soon

The government has taken all out steps to attain 100 percent Covid-19 vaccination. Besides, the government has already talked with a few countries about vaccine procurement. Also, the government is trying to produce vaccines in the country.

A total of Taka 14,000 crore has been allocated to collect vaccine as Bangladesh does not want any favour from anyone rather it will buy it as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina always insists that “we don’t need any free vaccine, we will buy vaccine”. The government has already ordered 75 million doses of Chinese Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine to purchase while already made the payment of 15 million doses out of it. 

Apart from purchasing vaccine, the country would receive 34 million doses of Sinopharm vaccine next week and one million more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine later this month under COVAX framework. Besides, Bangladesh is scheduled to get six million more doses of Pfizer vaccine in the first week of September under the COVAX as well. Therefore, we expect that there will be no shortage of vaccine in the coming days and all the people in the country will get vaccinated soon.