China-made vaccine inoculation to resume resume May 16

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KATHMANDU, May 12: Vaccination drive against the coronavirus disease, which was put off citing large crowds at the vaccine centers, is all set to resume effective from May 16. 

The District Administration Office (DAO), Kathmandu asked the authorities concerned to make necessary preparations for the second phase of drive to adminster China-made Vero Cell vaccine against the infectious disease in in Kathmandu district.

With this, those waiting for a second dose of the vaccine will be inoculated against the virus. 

The drive will be carried out through the Kathmandu District Health Office according to a decision made by the MInistry of Health and Population (MoHO), on May 5. The drive was earlier postponed by the ministry citing overcrowding at the vaccination centers.

District Health Office, Kathmandu had earlier directed all ward offices to set a stipulated time frame for a week and distribute coupons to avoid crowds at vaccination centers. 

The campaign will be carried out in various vaccination centers of Kathmandu Metropolitan City and other municipalities including Kirtipur, Nagarjun, Chandragiri, Tarakeshwor, Budhanilkantha, Tokha, Shankharapur and Kageshowri. 

The vaccines will be administered to the people between 18 and 59 years of age. Nepal had received 800,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from China as a grant .

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