Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University started the COVID-19 vaccination programme on Thursday morning.
Doctor Kanak Kanti Barua, vice chancellor of the BSMMU, received primary vaccine shot at the hospital at 9am.
After obtaining the vaccine dose, he said, "It's my social, state and personal responsible to take the vaccine."
The BSMMU may be the second centre which launched the vaccination programme after Kurmitola Basic Hospital.
A huge selection of Red Crescent members are performing their tasks to help make the COVID-19 vaccination program sucessful.
Previously Wednesday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the program, which aims to vaccinate for 20 % of the country's population that means for 3.40 crore people, with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine- Covidshield, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.
Runu Veronica Costa, a good senior nurse of the Kurmitola General Hospital was the initial vaccine recipient.