Health Secretary Abdul Mannan on Tuesday said the government will receive 1.31 lakh vials of Covid-19 vaccines under Covax facility of Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI) by the end of February.
He made the remarks after visiting the Covid-19 vaccination centre at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). At that time, the Health Secretary said there is no problem with vaccination program in the country.
Abdul Mannan said the fear about vaccination among people is already over. "People gather in queues, come one after another, and they don't have to face any hassle to get vaccinated," he said.
"I talked to many people who got vaccinated. All of them said they didn't feel any kind of problem after receiving vaccine. We hope that more people will come to get vaccinated in the days ahead."
Urging all to get vaccinated through registration, the Health Secretary said the number of coronavirus vaccine registration has already exceeded six lakh across the country. Even some hospitals are providing vaccines to the elderly and people who are unable to register their names online.
Assuring all about the vaccination, Abdul Mannan said the government has enough vaccine in stock. Apart from the Serum Institute of India, vaccines are also coming under Covax. The vaccine will be available at the end of current month.
He also said Bangladesh would receive vaccine from several other sources.
Covax is co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.