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COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign in Bangladesh
Keeping pace with the whole world, the Bangladesh government has a plan to vaccinate 80% of people by early 2022. Among the 7 approved vaccines, Pfizer-BioNTech by Germany, Moderna by the USA, Sinopharm and Sinovac by China, and AstraZeneca by the UK are being currently administered here. Bangladesh has also invented a vaccine named ‘Bangavax’ but it is yet to be applied on human bodies. Bangladesh began the administration of COVID-19 vaccines on 27 January 2021, focusing initially on a pilot program of 500 health workers, while mass vaccination started on 7 February 2021. An online registration portal has been launched and citizens register there using their NID numbers. Till October 2021, 53,370,057 people have registered for vaccination and 55,213,069 people have been administered at least one dose of the vaccine among the target population of 117,856,000 people. It is a matter of delight that 18,293,722 people are already fully vaccinated. On August 7-12, 2021, a week-long special vaccination campaign was held in a bid to inoculate people with little or no education without pre-registration, but just showing their identity cards. Again, the massive vaccination drive for the second shot was held on September 7-9, 2021. At present, the citizens aged 18 and above are being vaccinated. Even in Dhaka City, students aged 12-17 have also access to the vaccines. The mass vaccination has been going on in full swing and so far more than 87 million of doses have been administered around the country. It is expected that Bangladesh will be able to vaccinate all of its people soon.