Govt to begin offering Pfizer chances to kids in 20 days

Wellbeing Minister Zahed Maleque yesterday said understudies matured somewhere in the range of 12 and 17 years would get Pfizer immunization. 

"All arrangements have been made. The immunization program will start inside the following 15 to 20 days," the priest said during a view trade meeting in Manikganj. 

Prior on September 2, Prime Minister Sheik Hasina likewise said school understudies would be given Covid antibody in accordance with the World Health Organization conventions. 

Various immunizations for youngsters are being tested in various nations yet the World Health Organization's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts embraces just the Pfizer/BionTech antibody to be given to kids as youthful as 12. 

Prior on September 1, Bangladesh got 1,000,000 shots of Pfizer immunization. 

As indicated by the wellbeing authorities, they were expecting another 5,000,000 Pfizer pokes by this month. 

Overseeing this specific immunization additionally has its own difficulties in country settings in view of its fairly severe cold-chain prerequisites. 

The nation has now the ability to store more than 1 crore dosages of the Pfizer antibody. 

Furthermore, there has been continuous hiccups in the country's normal mass immunization crusades for the most part as a result of a lack of portions. 

The public authority couldn't proceed with the uncommon immunization crusade held from August 7-12 as a result of a similar explanation. 

In the previous occasion, the wellbeing clergyman educated that a Tk 10 crore arrangement has been endorsed with World Health Organization (WHO). 

Concerning the Covid-19 episode circumstance, the priest said, "Eight nations all throughout the planet including Bangladesh were put on the red rundown. Bangladesh's name has now been eliminated from the rundown by the UK." 

"The head administrator of Somalia lost force following the Covid flare-up; Thailand's leader's circumstance is comparative as well. Notwithstanding, we are fit as a fiddle," the pastor said, adding, "We have inoculated 2.5 crore individuals up until this point." 

As indicated by the wellbeing directorate, in any case, around 2.18 crore individuals got just the principal portion of Covid-19 immunizations the nation over as of Thursday.