Senior citizens to receive booster dose after two weeks

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KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Senior citizens above the age of 60, who had earlier received the first dose of Covishield vaccine against the coronavirus disease, will receive the second jab after two weeks. 

Umesh Shrestha, Minister of State for Health and Population, on Monday afternoon, shared that the elderly citizens will be inoculated with the vaccine after 17 days.

According to the Health Ministry, as many as 1.4 senior citizens are yet to be administered the booster jab. 

Unveiling his 100-day work plan, Minister of State Shrestha, said that the AstraZeneca vaccine will arrive in Nepal once the ongoing Tokyo Olympic Games are over.  

Also speaking during the press meet at the ministry, Krishna Prasad Poudel, spokesperson for the ministry, said that administration of second dose of Covishield vaccine in nine months of the first jab ensures efficacy. 

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