Red Cross calls for support to fully vaccinate the most vulnerable

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Kathmandu: Nepal Red Cross has called on partners and the international community to take action to ensure there are enough doses available to protect Nepalis from Covid-19.

About 1.4 million vulnerable people in Nepal are in limbo when it comes to their second vaccination due to uncertainty on vaccine deliveries.

Pitambar Aryal, Secretary General of Nepal Red Cross Society said, “Vaccination is one of our most effective tools to combat and contain the virus, and it is critical that everyone has access to both doses to build effective immunity and slow transmission. This is only possible by increasing access and coverage of vaccines with support from our partners and vaccine-producing countries.”

Azmat Ulla, Head of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Nepal Delegation, said, “This pandemic is far from over and IFRC is supporting the crucial work of Nepal Red Cross throughout the country. It is critical that we do everything possible to ensure communities, workers and the health facilities are as prepared as possible for any future waves of infections.”-