Health Desk – 08 Feb, 2021: As many as 31,160 people have got coronavirus vaccine doses in Bangladesh on the first day of nationwide mass immunisation drive.
The Directorate General of Health Services or DGHS said 21 of the recipients developed mild symptoms of side effects after taking the first shot on Sunday.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque inaugurated the drive through a virtual event from Shasthaya Bhaban in Dhaka’s Mohakhali at 10am, kicking off the inoculation of people at hundreds of hospitals and vaccination centres.
The drive will continue from 8am to 2:30pm on weekdays.
Those who received the vaccine on the first day included 23,857 men and 7,303 women.
In Dhaka, 5,071 people got the dose. Out of the 47 centres in the capital, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University administered the highest number of 560 doses.