800,000 Vero Cell vaccines arrive from China

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Kathmandu: As many as 800,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine – Vero Cell- have arrived in the country on Wednesday evening.

According to Spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population Dr Krishna Prasad Poudel, the vaccines were ferried from China via a wide-body aircraft of Nepal Airlines.

Of total of 1.6 million doses of vaccines recently purchased by Nepal, 800,000 were brought in this lot while the remaining 800,000 doses will be reached here this evening.  

According to Spokesperson, 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca granted by Japan will also be arrived here till coming Saturday. The Ministry has notified that the Covid-19 vaccines would be administered to the people the following priority to the targeted age groups. 

So far, Nepal has received 11.6 million doses of vaccines from different countries. Meanwhile, the government has set a goal of ensuring anti-Covid-19 vaccines to targeted 33 percent of people by the end of September and to targeted all by April 2022. 

 According to the Ministry record, 4,795,902 individuals have received the first dose of the vaccine while 3649,760 have received the complete dose.