2,69,613 get second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Rangpur

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RANGPUR, May 3, 2021 (BSS) – A total of 2,69,613 citizens got the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine with inoculation of 6,911 more people today with the second dose of the jab in Rangpur division.

Health officials said the 6,911 citizens, who were inoculated with the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today, include 4,300 male and 2,611 female, of all eight districts in the division.

“The total of 2,69,613 second dose recipient citizens, including 1,74,863 male and 94,750 female, previously got the first dose at least two months ago,” Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Ahad Ali told BSS.

The district-wise break-up of the second dose recipient 2,69,613 citizens stands at 52,613 in Rangpur, 24,190 in Panchagarh, 35,923 in Nilphamari, 20,519 in Lalmonirhat, 23,048 in Kurigram, 29,222 in Thakurgaon, 58,907 in Dinajpur and 25,191 in Gaibandha.

“Meanwhile, none was vaccinated with the first dose of the jab today in the division as per an official decision that has become effective since April 26 last due to shortage of the jab,” Dr Ali said.

As a result, the total number of citizens who got the first dose of the vaccine remained steady at 5,96,952, including 3,58,041 male and 2,38,911 female, in the division.

The district-wise break-up of the first dose recipient 5,96,952 citizens stands at 1,68,569 in Rangpur, 44,498 in Panchagarh, 76,727 in Nilphamari, 37,344 in Lalmonirhat, 46,128 in Kurigram, 49,113 in Thakurgaon, 1,11,697 in Dinajpur and 62,876 in Gaibandha.

Talking to BSS at Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RpMCH) vaccination centre today, some citizens said they took the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine there and were feeling quite normal without side effects.

Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of RpMC Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu said vaccination of citizens with the second dose of the jab continues despite shortage of the jab in the 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 further reduce the coronavirus infection rate in the division,” Dr Lyzu added.