US-donated 100,620 doses Pfizer vaccine arrive in Nepal

USAID Director Sepideh Keyvanshad (L) hands over vaccines to Health Secretary Dr Roshan Pokharel at a function at the Ministry of Health and Population. (Photo: RSS)

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Kathmandu: A total of 100,620 doses of Pfizer vaccine donated by the United States have arrived in Nepal on Monday.

These vaccines have been donated by the US government to Nepal to fight Covid-19 in partnership with the COVAX facility, the US Embassy in Kathmandu said in a tweet.

USAID Director Sepideh Keyvanshad handed over the vaccines to Health Secretary Dr Roshan Pokharel at a function at the Ministry of Health and Population.

Nepal, on July 22, had 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.

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