Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has set up COVID-19 vaccination centers at four main entry points to the valley. The Kathmandu Metropolitan Health Department, in collaboration with the District Health Office, has launched a month-long anti-COVID vaccination program in Kalanki, Balkhu, Koteshwor and New Buspark. The program started on November 21 and will continue till December 20.
Those entering Kathmandu from other districts and those above 18 years of age can avail the vaccine on the basis of an official identity card that mentions their age.
“We are responsible for the good health of Kathmandu residents as well as of all those who enter the valley. Therefore, we have been vaccinating all the citizens above the age of 18 at the entry points,” said Bidhya Sundar Shakya, Mayor of KMC.
Hari Bahadur Kunwar, head of the health department of KMC, said that Vero Cell, Covishield/AstraZeneca vaccines were being provided from the vaccination centers.
Along with this, the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be conducted from all 32 wards of the metropolis on November 23 and 24.
COVID-19 vaccination will be administered from the centers designated by the Ward Vaccination Coordination Center and the hospitals designated by the District Health Office, Kathmandu.