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People between 40-59 years of age to be inoculated with vaccine received from China

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KATHMANDU : The government has decided to vaccinate people aged between 40 to 59 years with the ‘Vero Cell’ vaccine donated by the Chinese government.

At a regular press conference organized by the Ministry of Health and Population on Wednesday, Spokesperson Dr Jageshwor Gautam informed that the meeting of the Incident Command System held on Wednesday decided to select hospitals according to necessary infrastructures available with them and inoculate people of the selected age group.

Dr Gautam said that people of that age group would be vaccinated soon from the appropriate hospital. Earlier, the government had inoculated senior citizens above 65 years of age under the second phase of the vaccination campaign.

The Chinese government had provided 800,000 doses of ‘Vero Cell’ vaccines to Nepal. A Nepal Airlines widebody-330 aircraft brought the ‘Vero Cell’ vaccine from China on March 29.

There are currently 548,000 doses of Covishield vaccines in Nepal and 800,000 doses of Vero Cell vaccines received from China.




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