2,31,191 get second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Rangpur

Publish: 7:05 PM, April 27, 2021 | Update: 7:05:PM, April 27, 2021

RANGPUR,  – A total of 2,31,191 citizens got the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine with inoculation of 10,271 more people today with the second dose of the jab in Rangpur division.

Health officials said the 10,271 citizens, who were inoculated with the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today, include 6,295 male and 3,876 female, of all eight districts in the division.

“The total of 2,31,191 second dose recipient citizens, including 1,51,351 male and 79,840 female of the division, previously got the first dose at least two months ago,” Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Ahad Ali told BSS at 5:25 pm.

The district-wise break-up of the second dose recipient 2,31,191 citizens stands at 44,994 in Rangpur, 21,142 in Panchagarh, 31,163 in Nilphamari, 17,461 in Lalmonirhat, 20,405 in Kurigram, 24,130 in Thakurgaon, 50,496 in Dinajpur and 21,400 in Gaibandha.

“Meanwhile, none was vaccinated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today in the division as per an official decision due to shortage of the jab,” Dr Ali said.

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.

After taking the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today at Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RpMCH) vaccination centre, some citizens expressed satisfaction over the superb management there and said that they felt no side effects.

Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of RpMC Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu said vaccination of registered citizens with the first dose will remain suspected in the division till father notification.

“However, inoculation of the citizens, who already got the first dose at least two months ago, with the second dose of the jab will continue onward in the division,” he added.

He urged common people to strictly abide by the health directives even after taking the first and second doses of the jabs to contain the rapidly rising coronavirus infection rate in the division.