The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office has unveiled the details related to the administration of first dose of Vero Cell vaccine to people between the ages of 60-64 years.
For the five-day-long vaccination drive beginning tomorrow, KMC has divided the dates to receive the jabs on the basis of people’s ages.
Similarly, Lalitpur has kept the vaccination drive for two days – beginning tomorrow. The vaccination centers for Lalitpur will be same as the last time, when second dose of Vero Cell was administered.
Bhaktapur has not yet released its details about the vaccination drive.
The Ministry of Health and Population has said that it will provide the China-made Vero Cell vaccines to people in all seven provinces soon.
As per the Ministry of Health, there are about 855,000 people between 60 and 64 years of age in seven provinces.
According to government data, there are 140,000 people between the age group of 60 to 64 years in Province 1; 178,000 in Province 2; 183,000 in Bagmati; 71,000 in Gandaki; 145,000 in Lumbini; 52,000 in Karnali and 84,000 in the Far Western Province.
China had announced last week a grant of 1 million doses to Nepal, of which 900,800 arrived on Tuesday last week — 800,000 from Beijing and 100,800 from Kunming while the remaining vaccines arrived the next day from Kunming in two flights by Himalaya Airlines.
An additional 200,000 vaccines donated by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China as part of its philanthropic activities had also arrived in the same Himalayan Airlines flights on Wednesday last week.
Nepal has administered at least 2,706,835 doses, enough to have vaccinated about 4.7% of the population, with less than 700,000 receiving their second dose.