Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda today took his shot of coronavirus vaccine at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) centre on Monday morning.
The EC said the vaccination programme across the country is going on like the voting festival.
"Vaccine is a very effective way to protect yourself from the novel Coronavirus and there are no complications appeared after vaccinated," CEC Nurul Huda after being vaccinated.
"I have not faced any side effects or reactions so far after receiving the vaccine. I was on observation for half an hour and did not feel any complications. I would urge my constituents, each of you to take the vaccine in your area", said Nurul Huda.
He urged everyone to get vaccinated without any hesitation.
The number of vaccine recipients on the first day across Bangladesh has been only 31,160 against the country's single-day capacity to jab 1.5 lakh people.
Experts have linked this poor response to inadequate campaigns on vaccine benefits, side effects and its efficacy, as well as a difficult registration process.
On Sunday, the vaccination campaign finally kick-started at 1,005 centres across the country, dispelling all speculations and uncertainty, aiming to vaccinate 35 lakh people in the first month.
Health Minister Dr Zahid Maleque virtually inaugurated the immunisation drive at 10am.