The health directorate is going to halt administering the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine from 26 February as they will conduct a special drive to vaccinate one crore people with the first jab on the same day.
"We will administer the highest number of doses on the last day," said Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Director General Professor Dr ABM Khurshid Alam in a virtual briefing Tuesday.
"Afterwards, we will focus on administering second and booster doses," he added.
Mentioning that the death rate of vaccinated people is lower, he urged all to get vaccinated on that day.
The government started the vaccination programme in the country on 8 February 2021.
In Bangladesh, over 10.67 crore people have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, 7.28 crore people received two doses and 25 lakh people got booster doses till Monday.
According to the World Health Organization's (WHO) global target for vaccination, at least 70% of a country's population should get inoculated.
Bangladesh has so far vaccinated 84.4% of the target population set by WHO with the first dose till Monday as per the data from the DGHS website.
Meanwhile, 58.95% of the target population has received two doses of the vaccine.
Of the total population, 59.11% have received one dose and 41.2% have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at the same time.
Booster doses have been administered to 3.7% of the vaccinated population.
Earlier on 28 September last year, the DGHS targeted to vaccinate 75 lakh people in a day on the occasion of the 75th birth anniversary of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. As many as 83, 93000 people got vaccines in two days with a record high of 67,58,992 doses on 28 September and 13,34,244 doses the next day.
Daily Covid deaths rise to 34
The single-day death toll of Covid-19 suddenly went up in the country with 34 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours till 8am Tuesday with an increased death number after four days.
In the past four days, the daily death figure maintained a downward trend reaching 19 the day before.
Also, the number of daily cases and positivity rate were upward during the same period as the country saw 4,746 new cases and a 13.77% positivity rate.
On Monday, 4,692 people tested positive for the virus and the positivity rate was recorded at 13.53%.
The latest figures took the country's death toll to 28,872 and the case tally to 19,19,102.