The health authorities in Bangladesh have started administering the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines at three centres in Dhaka, from 21st June (Monday).
On May 31, Bangladesh received a consignment of 100,620 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, the first under the international vaccine-sharing platform Covax.
The campaign was launched at around 9:30am at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). Other centres are Kurmitola General Hospital and Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital.
A total of 120 have been administered shots at each centre, according to the officials.
They will be observed for 10 days and if there is no adverse effect, the vaccine will be inoculated at the mass level.
Meanwhile, the vaccination campaign with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine is also going on across the country. Only students of medical colleges and other allied health education institutions are receiving the jabs initially.
The campaign started from 19th June (Saturday) with around 11 lakh doses of Sinopharm vaccine. However, the country has applied around 10 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.