A week after the launch of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Government of Nepal has vaccinated more than 100,000 people with the India-granted Covishield vaccine as of Monday evening.

According to statement issued by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), as many as 113,175 people have been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine through 191 COVID-19 vaccine centers across the country till the sixth day of COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

India had donated a total of 1 million doses of Covishield vaccines to Nepal.

As many as 15,329 people in Province 1, 15,024 in Province 2, 40,272 in Bagmati Province, 13,922 in Gandaki Province, 14,640 in Lumbini Province, 6,131 people in Karnali and 7,857 in Sudur-Paschim Province have received shots of the vaccines so far.

In the first phase of the vaccination drive, the government is inoculating health workers, security personnel, sanitation and other frontline workers.

Health officials have urged the vacinees not to worry about its side effects and urged to receive the vaccines without any doubts as the vaccines being administered in Nepal are clinically tested and safe.

As of Monday, Nepal’s coronavirus case tally stands at 271,118 including 2,029 cases of fatality and 266,600 cases of recovery.