Final consignment of Japan-donated vaccines arrives

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Kathmandu: The last batch of the Japan-donated Covid-19 vaccines has arrived in Nepal. A total of 559,360 AstraZeneca vaccines arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Monday morning.

Japan had donated 1.6 million vaccines to Nepal through the COVAX facility.

We are grateful to the government and friendly people of Japan for this support and continued solidarity in our fight against Covid-19, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a tweet.

Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Yutaka Kikuta stated that this vaccine donation is a symbol of friendship between Japan and Nepal.

The Embassy is pleased that it was able to deliver more than the 1.6 million doses initially pledged, showcasing Japan’s integrity and care for the people of Nepal.

These vaccines are managed by the COVAX facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO; and with international communities for the mitigation of the Covid-19 pandemic through a dose-sharing scheme.

The rollout of these vaccines will be administered by the Ministry of Health and Population with the support from UNICEF to reach citizens who are eagerly waiting to receive their jab across all regions.