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‘Students aged 12 to be brought under vaccination program: PM

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Published: 13:11, 15 September 2021   Update: 13:27, 15 September 2021
‘Students aged 12 to be brought under vaccination program: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that students aged 12 and above will be brought under the vaccination programme gradually.

The Prime Minister said this while replying to a tabled question from Jatiya Party MP Dr Rustam Ali Farazi during PM's question-answer session in the Parliament on Wednesday.

To make that happen, Hasina said, the government will provide vaccine jabs for the students aged 12 or above.

She said her government has a plan to vaccinate 80 percent of the country's population.

Hasina, Leader of the House, said that to vaccinate 50 percent citizens by December 2021, the government is taking measurers as per guidelines of World Health Organization (WHO).

She mentioned that the physically-challenged people will be brought under the vaccination coverage through vans (cars) provided by the respective ministry to bring them under the social safety-net coverage.

Steps have been taken to collect one crore or more doses of vaccine every month, she said.

Asad/Mukul