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Importance of booster dose

June 24, 2022 00:00:00

Covid cases are gradually increasing again. The positivity rate has reportedly jumped over 13 per cent on Wednesday after a low prevalence for almost three months. The Directorate General of Health Services reported new 1,135 infections as well. We should be worried over the sudden and sharp increase in the number of cases in the past few days. The recent increase in both the number of new cases and the test positivity rate suggests that there is no scope for complacency.

However, people do not seem to bother anything about maintaining the said health guidelines. We must take this pandemic seriously and get vaccinated as early as possible. Booster shots are an important public health tool to strengthen our defences against the virus. We all must realise that the objective of a booster dose is to restore vaccine effectiveness. It is for those whose immune response weakened over time. The authorities concerned should also make people aware of the benefits of taking the third dose.

Shahjahan Sirazi,

Malibagh, Dhaka,

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