Covid-19 booster dose trial starts in Dhaka today

The government will begin rolling out the booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on a trial basis for people 60 and over in Dhaka today.

Frontline workers will also get the shot at several places in the capital, Lokman Hossain Miah, senior secretary of the health ministry, said yesterday.

Recipients will be notified via text, he told an event at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.

After yesterday’s event, Prof Ahmedul Kabir, additional director general of the health directorate, said, “Only those who receive the SMS will come for booster dose to the facility where they got the previous shots.”

He didn’t go into further details about the facilities.