Bangladesh begins COVID-19 booster dose campaign

Published : 19 Dec 2021, 19:11

Sahos Desk

Bangladesh today launched the COVID-19 booster shot campaign with the Pfizer vaccine to scale up its efforts for containing the spread of the lethal virus.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque formally inaugurated the campaign at a function at Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS) here, an official release said. 

Health Minister Zahid Maleque, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, Law Minister Anisul Huq, Fisheries Minister SM Rezaul Karim, Director General of Directorate General Health Service Prof ABM Khurshid Alam, National Professor Shajla Khatun, a journalist, a police personnel, and chief of Anjuman Mofidul Islam received booster jabs today.

The campaign for Covid-19 booster doses started with vaccinating Runu Veronica Costa, a senior nurse of Kurmitola General Hospital, who received the first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine in late January this year. 

Source: BSS

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