Nepal to receive Pfizer vaccine from the United States tomorrow

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Kathmandu: The United States of America is donating Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine to Nepal under the Covax facility, backed by the World Health Organization.

A little over 100,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine are expected to arrive in Nepal tomorrow, according to the US Embassy in Nepal.

“The United States is donating 100,620 Pfizer vaccines to the people of Nepal, the arrival is expected tomorrow! This adds to the 1.53 million J&J vaccines given by the U.S. to Nepal in July,” the embassy tweeted.

Nepal, on July 22, received a little over 1.5 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine from the United States under the Covax facility.

Under the facility, Nepal has received more than 3.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from various countries.

The Covax facility, backed by the WHO, is providing Covid-19 vaccines to 92 low- and middle-income countries including Nepal.