The ‘Vero Cell’ coronavirus vaccination drive of age 60-64 years old, which was postponed till further notice, is scheduled to resume at select hospitals in Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) on Monday.
Earlier, the KMC had started the vaccination campaign from June 8 in all 32 wards which was later suspended on June 11 after three days of commencement.
As per a fresh statement released by KMC today, all people aged 60 and 61 scheduled to receive their first dose on June 11 and 12 but missed the jab due to the campaign suspension, will now be able to get their first coronavirus vaccine.
Four hospitals — Bir Hospital, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Birendra Military Hospital and Civil Services Hospital — have been designated to provide the services on June 14 and 15.
Additionally, health workers, medical students, interns, nursing and paramedics involved in direct treatment of the Covid-19 patients, too can receive the jab.
Furthermore, those that had received the first dose of Vero Cell during the previously conducted drive can also get inoculated.
However, the KMC has limited the target vaccine recipient group to ‘only those residing within KMC’, this time.
All those willing to receive the jab have been requested to be present at the designated hospitals, at the slated dates, within the 10 am – 4 pm slot.