Administration of Pfizer vaccines begins (with photos)

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KATHMANDU: The government is administering the Pfizer vaccines against COVID-19 in Nepal from Sunday. 

The vaccine is being administered to people with chronic diseases and who are older than 12 years old.

According to Sagar Dahal, chief of the Immunization Section under the Department of Health Service, the Pfizer vaccine, received in a grant from the COVAX facility, will be administered to more than 50,000 people with chronic diseases.

Those receiving the first dose will be administered the second dose within 21 to 28 days of receiving their first dose.

Earlier, Nepal received 100,620 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX.

It has been made mandatory to possess a medical report of chronic disease issued by hospitals or medics to receive the vaccine.

The vaccination drive is being carried out at24 vaccine centers including eight in Kathmandu Valley and 16 out of the valley.

 

 

Subash Shrestha

Shrestha is a photojournalist for Ratopati. 

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