Those who are eligible for the booster dose, regardless of the vaccine they received in the previous two doses, will be given one of the three vaccines in the third dose.
However, in this case, there is no opportunity to choose the vaccinator. An SMS will be sent to the hospital from which he has previously received two doses of vaccine informing him of the date of booster dose. He will have to take the vaccine that will be in that center.
Three vaccines in booster dose no chance to choose
Additional Director General of the Department of Health and President of the National Vaccine Deployment Committee, Prof. Dr. Mirzadi Sebrina Flora told bdnews24.com on Wednesday.
He said booster doses have been given in several districts of the country including Dhaka on Tuesday and booster doses will be given in a few more districts on Wednesday. Booster dose will be given in all the districts of the country in phases.
Those over the age of 60 who are at the forefront of the fight against covidosis will be given a booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine. They will be able to take a booster dose or a third dose six months after the second dose of the vaccine.
On December 19, the day the booster dose was given experimentally in Dhaka, Health Minister Zahid Malek said that Pfizer would be vaccinated as a booster dose in the country following the protocol of the World Health Organization.
However, in addition to Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccine was given on Tuesday, the first day of large-scale booster doses in several districts, including Dhaka and Chittagong.
Pfizer, Modernna, Astrageneca, Synoform and Synovac are now being vaccinated in the country as first and second doses.
However, the National Immunization Technical Committee-Nightag has recommended Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca as booster doses.
The Department of Health will administer Pfizer, Modern or AstraZeneca vaccines as a third dose, regardless of whether the first and second doses are vaccinated, as recommended by Nightag.
In response to a question about this, Professor Flora told bdnews24.com that although three vaccines have been prescribed as booster doses, there is no chance of vaccination according to the choice of the vaccinator.
“Vaccination will be given subject to vaccination at the center. Basically we are giving Pfizer. But Pfizer vaccine (preservation) has some requirements, so Pfizer is not going to be taken in many places. In those places we will give astrageneca or moderna. There is no opportunity to choose. ”
The Additional Director General of the Department of Health said that Pfizer is not being given in some centers in Dhaka as well. Modernity may be given there. That is our plan. “
The Department of Health’s expanded immunization program has issued guidelines on how to give booster doses.
The directive, which was sent to vaccination centers in all districts, upazilas and city corporation areas, said that booster doses would be phased out across the country from December 26.
Mirzadi Sebrina Flora said, “Booster doses could not be started in one day everywhere due to delay in sending SMS. It is starting in stages. ”
According to the health department, booster doses were given in Faridpur, Shariatpur, Tangail, Cox’s Bazar, Rangpur, Panchagarh, Bagerhat and Meherpur outside Dhaka on Tuesday. The third dose was given to 1,355 people across the country on Tuesday. Of these, 1,006 are from Dhaka.
Earlier, on December 19, the first day of the experimental booster dose, 54 people received the third dose of Kovid vaccine. Update about Three vaccines in booster dose no chance to choose will be here.