Beginning June 4, Bangladesh will conduct a week-long special campaign to give COVID-19 booster doses. Individuals who are 18 or older who received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccination at least four months ago will be eligible for a booster shot during this time.
On Tuesday, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Ministry of Health issued a statement on the matter. From 9:00 a.m. local time until June 10, people can get a booster dose at their local vaccination centre. To address the outbreak, Bangladesh launched a COVID-19 immunisation campaign in January of last year.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is a significant global partner in this programme. The World Health Organization and other organisations have backed it, with UNICEF serving as a main delivery partner. Bangladesh has yet to announce a vaccine deadline, but it remains a major COVAX beneficiary. According to UNICEF, Bangladesh has completely inoculated 69 percent of its population with COVAX.
The Bangladeshi government briefly suspended administering the initial doses of AstraZeneca vaccinations when India banned vaccine exports and began vaccine distribution in selected parts of South Asia. It resumed immunisation coverage in portions of Bangladesh in June of last year, using Sinopharm vaccines given by China. More than half of the vaccines used in Bangladesh came from China. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Tuesday that the COVAX Facility has provided over 190 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Bangladesh.