Those under 18 cannot be registered on the app as they are still not permitted to take the vaccine. No coronavirus vaccine has been trialled on people aged below 18.
The authorities have made 18 types for the registration. Upon selecting a type, the citizens will need to input NID number, date of birth and mobile phone number.
The types include citizen registration, officers and employees of the government’s Health and Family Planning Department, approved private health and family planning officers and employees, all directly involved government and private health care officers and employees, heroic freedom fighters and heroines, frontline law enforcement agency, military and paramilitary defence forces, essential officers in governance of the state and frontline media workers.
The other types are elected representatives, frontline officers and employees of the city corporations and municipalities, religious representatives of all religions, engaged in burial, government officers and employees at the forefront of emergency electricity, water, gas, sewerage and fire services, government officials of railway stations, airports and seaports, government officials involved in emergency public service in districts and Upazilas, ban officers and employees, and unskilled migrant workers.
Citizens will be informed about the vaccination after verification of the information provided by them during the registration. They will receive SMS containing the date and vaccination centre.
Ziaul said the government is planning registration at union digital centres for those having no access to internet or device to use the app.
Officials at the field level said the work is ongoing to make the lists of the frontline workers following the DGHS letter.
Rezaul Karim, deputy commissioner of Kurigram, said the office of the civil surgeon in the district was coordinating the lists from the Upazilas.
The vaccines will be given at temporary booths set up by the civil surgeon following the lists, he said.
Md Anwar Hossain Akand, deputy commissioner of Laxmipur, also said they were finalising the list.
Bangladesh Bank in a notice on Jan 21 asked all the banks to email lists of officials and employees with their details.
The National Press Club, Dhaka Reporters Unity and other organisations of journalists are also making the lists after getting the DGHS letter.