Aged 18 or over can register for vaccines from August 8
The age bar for taking coronavirus vaccine has been lowered further from 25 years to 18 years. People aged 18 or above will be able to register for vaccines from August 8.
State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Junaid Ahmed Palak came up with the development on Thursday afternoon.
He said registration for those aged 18 or over will start on August 8. One can register online only if he/she has a national identity card. Those who do not have NID will be able to register after showing their certificate from mayor of the concerned area, upazila Parishad or chairman of the Union Parishad. One will then be able to take the vaccine directly at the relevant immunization center.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque had said that the government was thinking of lowering the age limit for vaccination to 18 years. On July 15, he said, the National Technical Advisory Committee had recommended lowering the age limit to 18 years. We are considering whether the age limit for vaccination can be further reduced. Our technical committee also asked if vaccinations could be given to people aged 18 or older.
Earlier, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) had lower the age limit for the Covid-19 vaccine from 30 to 25 years.