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12-year-old students coming under vaccination: PM

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  • 16 September, 2021 10:02:54

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News Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that students aged 12 and above will be vaccinated against corona virus.

He was responding to a question from Jatiya Party MP Rustam Ali Faraji at the 14th session of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad on Wednesday (September 15th). Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury presided over the question and answer session.

Highlighting the targets of the government's vaccination program, the Prime Minister said plans have been made to gradually bring 80 per cent of the country's population under vaccination. Take steps to follow the World Health Organization's guidelines to vaccinate 50 percent of the target population by December this year; Bringing all students 12 years of age and above under vaccination; Arrangements for registration and immunization of persons with disabilities provided by the Ministry through gold cards; Arrangements have been made to vaccinate the workers on priority basis.

The Prime Minister said the government has taken steps to collect 24 crore 85 lakh 13 thousand 60 doses of vaccine till September 12. Of this, four crore 44 lakh 31 thousand 60 doses of vaccine have been received under the bilateral agreement. Arrangements have been made to get one crore doses or more of the vaccine every month. A total of 6 crore vaccines will be available from Synoform from October to December at the rate of Rs 2 crore per month.

The Prime Minister also hoped that the vaccination would be possible within the stipulated time as per the plan.

Corona infection is still ongoing, he said. Hopefully, with the cooperation of all, we will be able to successfully deal with this ongoing global epidemic. The situation will return to normal. For this, besides vaccination, everyone has to strictly follow the prescribed hygiene rules.

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