Long-awaited vaccination begins

  • ‘Joy Bangla!' exclaimed Runu Veronica Costa, a nurse of the Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka, after receiving the first COVID-19 vaccine shot in Bangladesh as part of the country’s mass immunisation campaign on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: PMO

    ‘Joy Bangla!' exclaimed Runu Veronica Costa, a nurse of the Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka, after receiving the first COVID-19 vaccine shot in Bangladesh as part of the country’s mass immunisation campaign on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: PMO

  • Runu Veronica Costa, a nurse of the Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka, received the first COVID-19 vaccine shot in Bangladesh as part of the country’s mass immunisation campaign on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021.

    Runu Veronica Costa, a nurse of the Kurmitola General Hospital in Dhaka, received the first COVID-19 vaccine shot in Bangladesh as part of the country’s mass immunisation campaign on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021.

  • Brigadier General M Imran Hamid of Bangladesh Army was among the first five people to receive the coronavirus vaccine in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: PMO

    Brigadier General M Imran Hamid of Bangladesh Army was among the first five people to receive the coronavirus vaccine in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: PMO

  • Md Didarul Islam, a member of traffic police’s Motijheel unit, was given a dose of the coronavirus vaccine at the inauguration of the vaccination drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: PMO

    Md Didarul Islam, a member of traffic police’s Motijheel unit, was given a dose of the coronavirus vaccine at the inauguration of the vaccination drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: PMO

  • Dr Nasima Sultana, an additional director general of health services, was among the first five people to receive the coronavirus vaccine in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: PMO

    Dr Nasima Sultana, an additional director general of health services, was among the first five people to receive the coronavirus vaccine in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: PMO

  • Dr Ahmed Lutful Moben receives a dose of the coronavirus vaccine at the inauguration of the vaccination drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: PMO

    Dr Ahmed Lutful Moben receives a dose of the coronavirus vaccine at the inauguration of the vaccination drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: PMO

  • Masud Raihan Palash, a reporter of NTV Online, receives his coronavirus vaccine shot at the launch of the vaccination drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Masud Raihan Palash, a reporter of NTV Online, receives his coronavirus vaccine shot at the launch of the vaccination drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Health Minister Zahid Maleque briefing the media after the inauguration of the coronavirus vaccine drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Health Minister Zahid Maleque briefing the media after the inauguration of the coronavirus vaccine drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Health Minister Zahid Maleque briefing the media after the inauguration of the coronavirus vaccine drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Health Minister Zahid Maleque briefing the media after the inauguration of the coronavirus vaccine drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A health worker holds a vial of the coronavirus vaccine at the inauguration of the immunisation drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A health worker holds a vial of the coronavirus vaccine at the inauguration of the immunisation drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Bangladesh is using COVISHIELD, the vaccine developed by the UK’s University of Oxford and British-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca, imported from the Serum Institute of India in the inoculation campaign. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Bangladesh is using COVISHIELD, the vaccine developed by the UK’s University of Oxford and British-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca, imported from the Serum Institute of India in the inoculation campaign. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Bangladesh is using COVISHIELD, the vaccine developed by the UK’s University of Oxford and British-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca, imported from the Serum Institute of India in the inoculation campaign. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Bangladesh is using COVISHIELD, the vaccine developed by the UK’s University of Oxford and British-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca, imported from the Serum Institute of India in the inoculation campaign. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A health worker prepares a dose of the coronavirus vaccine at the inauguration of the immunisation drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A health worker prepares a dose of the coronavirus vaccine at the inauguration of the immunisation drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A health worker prepares a dose of the coronavirus vaccine at the inauguration of the immunisation drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A health worker prepares a dose of the coronavirus vaccine at the inauguration of the immunisation drive in Dhaka’s Kurmitola General Hospital on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi