BANGLADESH TO ADMINISTER FIRST COVID VACCINE DOSES WITHOUT REGISTRATION UNTIL FEB 26
People above the age of 12 can now get the COVID-19 vaccine without prior registration until the administration of the first doses ends on Feb 26.
If a citizen does not have a national ID card, birth registration certificate or passport, he or she can visit any immunisation centre and get the vaccine through line listing by providing their mobile phone number only, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a bulletin on Wednesday.
People have been taking the vaccine after registering for the shot on the Surokkha platform using their NID, birth certificate or passport details since the immunisation programme started in February 2021.
Md Shamsul Haque, a member of the directorate’s vaccine deployment committee, said in the bulletin that vaccine recipients will be given a card for the next doses after getting their first dose without registration. The directorate has already sent the cards to the centres.