The government has rolled out the website and app, called 'Surokkha' for the online registration for receiving Covid-19 vaccine, expected to go live this Wednesday, January 27. The registration process may begin soon after the Prime Ministers virtually inaugurates the Covid-19 vaccination and registration at 3:30pm on Wednesday. Initially, only the prioritised, frontline works, and those over 55 years of age can register with the system. Only one registration per mobile phone number will be allowed.
How to register
To receive the vaccine, one must first download the 'Surokkha' app from Google Play Store or App Store for iOS (still under development), or visit surokkha.gov.bd. Registration can be done with a phone number and a NID number.
The applicants have to provide detailed information, including health complications, occupation and so on. Applicants will have the choice to select a vaccination centre according to their preferences while registering, which will be later confirmed by an SMS to the recipient's mobile number.
Each recipient will get two shots of the vaccine, the details of which can be found through the app or the website.
At the vaccination centre
Each recipient will get an immunisation card at the time of registration. They will have to print out the card and be present at the vaccination centre with it on the scheduled dates to receive the two doses. Each person will also have to sign a consent form that says that the government would not take any responsibility for any side effects.
After the vaccination, each recipient will be observed for 30 minutes to see if any complications develop.