1,42,325 get second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Rangpur

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RANGPUR, April 19, 2021 (BSS) – A total of 1,42,325 citizens got the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as 12,730 more people were inoculated today with the second dose in Rangpur division.

Health officials said the 12,730 citizens, who were inoculated with the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today, include 8,357 male and 4,373 female, of all eight districts in the division.

“The total of 1,42,325 second dose recipient citizens, including 96,085 male and 46,243 female of the division, previously got the first dose at least two months ago,” Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Ahad Ali told BSS today.

The district-wise break-up of the second dose recipient 1,42,325 citizens stands at 26,911 in Rangpur, 15,216 in Panchagarh, 20,450 in Nilphamari, 9,957 in Lalmonirhat, 13,046 in Kurigram, 13,649 in Thakurgaon, 29,563 in Dinajpur and 13,533 in Gaibandha.

“Meanwhile, a total of 1,766 citizens, including 1,074 male and 692 female, were vaccinated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today in the division,” Dr Ali said.

The total number of citizens who got the first dose of the vaccine now rose to 5,88,990, including 3,53,468 male and 2,35,522 female, with inoculation of more 1,766 people today in the division.

The district-wise break-up of the first dose recipient 5,88,990 citizens stands at 1,67,464 in Rangpur, 43,717 in Panchagarh, 75,410 in Nilphamari, 36,926 in Lalmonirhat, 45,671 in Kurigram, 48,547 in Thakurgaon, 1,09,507 in Dinajpur and 61,748 in Gaibandha.

Talking to BSS today, Khaleda Yasmin of Keranipara area in the city and Professor Dr Gazi Mazharul Anwar of Begum Rokeya University said they took the second dose of the jab at Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RpMCH) on Thursday last.

They said they were feeling quite normal without side effects and thanked the RpMCH authorities for conducting the first and second dose of the vaccination programme simultaneously in an orderly manner.

Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of RpMC Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu said vaccination of registered citizens with the first and second doses of the jab are continuing well in Rangpur division

“Citizens should sincerely abide by the health directives even after taking the first and second doses of the jab to remain safe and contribute to containing the rapidly rising coronavirus infection rate in the division,” Dr Lyzu added.