Forty percent of Chittagong residents have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine. About 30 percent received the second dose. Health experts believe that ‘immunization’ is not possible without vaccinating a large part of the population. The health department wants to increase this number by vaccinating without registration. Besides, preparations are underway in Chittagong to give booster dose of ticker.
In order to increase vaccination, marginalized people of Chittagong and low income people are being vaccinated without registration. Hijras, Vedic groups, slum dwellers, clothing and transport workers living in the city have already been vaccinated. Now the health department has taken initiative to vaccinate rickshaw and autorickshaw drivers. They also said that about 10,000 rickshaw and autorickshaw drivers will be vaccinated from the first week of January. The health department has also asked for a list for this.
Chittagong Civil Surgeon Mohammad Ilias Chowdhury told Prothom Alo, “A total of 40 per cent of the total population in Chittagong has been vaccinated with the first dose.” Judging by the number, it is close to 4 million. In addition, about 29 million people received the second dose, which is about 30 percent. More vaccinations are needed to bring hard immunity. So we are vaccinating different people without registration. ‘
Truck workers are currently being vaccinated. There are plans to vaccinate rickshaw and autorickshaw drivers in January, the civil surgeon said.