The Covid-19 vaccination campaign for foreign diplomats began in Bangladesh today, with over 30 getting vaccinated on the opening day, at the Sheikh Russel National Gastroliver Institute and Hospital in Dhaka.
All the foreign diplomats in Bangladesh will get vaccinated at the National Gastroliver Institute on two or three days every week, said State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam after inaugurating the campaign.
“Bangladesh has around 1,200 diplomats and all of them will be vaccinated gradually. We have also sought a list of foreign citizens working in different international organisations, who can also get vaccinated at the institute,” he said.
The government launched a countrywide mass Covid-19 vaccination drive on February 7.
Once the first dose is given to a recipient, the second dose has to be taken within eight to 12 weeks.