Vaccination of schoolchildren begins in Dhaka
The campaign to vaccinate school students, aged between 12-17, against Covid-19 began in Dhaka today.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque and Education Minister Dipu Moni inaugurated the vaccination campaign at Motijheel Ideal School and College.
Vaccination in seven other centres in Dhaka is scheduled to start tomorrow.
Initially it was supposed to take place at 12 centers in the city, but other four centres did not get approval due to lack of adequate facilities.
The seven other schools are: HURDCO International School, South Point School and College, Chittagong Grammar School, Dhaka, Ideal School and College, Mirpur Commerce College, Kakoli High School and College, South Bridge School and Scholastica School.
According to the health ministry, 30 lakh students will be vaccinated with Pfizer doses and there are currently 70 lakh doses of Pfizer vaccine in stock.
Besides, 35 lakh more doses of Pfizer vaccine will arrive in the country by November.
However, the education ministry has said there are almost one crore students, aged between 12-17, across the country.