Children’s vaccination begins, Nandini takes first jab
Published: 17:19 11 August 2022 Updated: 17:21 11 August 2022
Children came to take COVID vaccine jab at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the capital on Thursday, August 11; Photo: Collected
To curb the COVID virus, the trial vaccination program for children aged 5 to 11 has begun today. The vaccination program for children was inaugurated at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the capital on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Nidhi Nandini, a third-grade student at Abul Bashar Government Primary School in the Mohammadpur area in the capital, took the first jab of the vaccine among children.
Then one by one other student received the vaccine jabs. The vaccinated students are – Soumya Dwip Das of the second-grade, Md. Abu Bakar Fahim of fourth-grade, Kumar Sarkar of fifth-grade, Symon Siddique of third-grade, Md. Arafat Sheikh and Akib Ahmed Sayan of third-grade, Mahmud Hossain and Al-Amin of fourth-grade.
Shyamoli Rani Malakar, principal of Abul Bashar Government Primary School said, she was very happy that her school was selected to give the first vaccine. 16 students from class I-V came for taking the vaccine jabs. They are very strong-minded.
“Children do not understand social distancing. They stay together while eating, drinking and playing. That’s why they need more COVID vaccines,” she said.
When asked about her feelings about taking the vaccine, fourth-grade student Sanjida Akhter, said she came to take the vaccine with her school friends. “Felt good, I didn’t afraid.”
Taking vaccines can save us from various diseases, even coronavirus. If you don’t get vaccinated, people will get sick and even die from the virus, says Sanjida.
A third-grade student named Shamima Siddika Tasin said he came to get vaccinated with his mother.
Shamima Siddika Tasin, another student in the third class, says that there is no fear of getting vaccinated. Mom came with me. “There is no fear in taking the vaccine. Vaccination can protect against COVID,” she added.
A guardian named Md. Swapan Mia said he bought her two daughters for vaccination. Both of them took the jab with a smile, they did not fear at all.
Director of the program Shamshul Haque said there is a stock of 3 million Pfizer’s COVID vaccines specially prepared for children. More than 7 million vaccines will be available by August 28. The second dose will be given two months after the first dose.
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