The Nepali Government is all set to vaccinate children above 12 years of age against COVID-19 infection.
The decision comes hot on heels of the arrival of over 100,620 doses of Pfizer vaccine to the country from the USA.
The American Government donated the Pfizer vaccine doses to Nepal to fight the coronavirus pandemic under the COVAX initiative.
According to the US Embassy in Kathmandu, the vaccines were brought via a flight of Qatar Airways today morning.
“Just Arrived: 100,620 doses of Pfizer vaccine have just arrived in Nepal. These vaccines have been donated by the U.S. government to Nepal to fight COVID-19 in partnership with COVAX. Stay tuned for more. #InThisTogether,” tweeted US Embassy in Kathmandu.
With the arrival of Pfizer vaccines, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has started preparations to vaccinate children of above 12 years from November 14.
Pfizer is 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 and should be administered in two doses within a month.
According to MoHP, Pfizer vaccine will be administered from 24 hospitals across the nation.
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