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12:00 AM, January 07, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:23 PM, January 07, 2021

Proper vaccination strategy vital

Once the vaccine becomes available in Bangladesh, the highest priority for the government will be vaccinating front-line health workers and the most vulnerable segments of the population, such as the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions. It worries me that politicians, government officials or others with influence over the vaccine distribution process might try to abuse the vaccines for their own benefit. It's also possible that corrupt officials could allow the vaccines to be sold on the black market.

Therefore, I urge the government to take steps to prevent any such mishap by developing a digital platform to record every step of the immunisation process using national ID cards. That way, the outcome of the vaccination programme will be easier to monitor and it will help prevent any misappropriation.

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