Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines to be administered from 24 hospitals from Sunday (with list)

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Kathmandu: Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines donated by the United States under the COVAX facility will be administered from Sunday to people with chronic illnesses aged over 12.

Chief of Child Health and Immunization Section of the Family Welfare Division Sagar Dahal said that the vaccination program will be conducted from 24 hospitals across the country that deliver specialist services. A total of eight hospitals in Kathmandu Valley and 16 outside the Valley have been designated for the vaccination campaign.

Dahal said that the chronically ill people above 18 years of age who missed the vaccination earlier will also be vaccinated. The vaccination drive will end on November 20.

“Most of the chronically ill people over the age of 18 have already been vaccinated,” he said. “It is estimated that vaccines will be enough for children aged 12-18.”

The government has approved the purchase of six million Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Monday had passed the proposal of the Ministry of Health and Population to procure the vaccines.

The government had initiated the procurement process for purchasing the vaccines for children aged up to 18 years.

Different studies have shown that Pfizer vaccines can also be administered to kids aged 5-11. Recent studies showed the vaccine to be 91 percent effective.

24 hospitals designated for vaccination campaign:

Inside Kathmandu Valley

Bir Hospital

TU Teaching Hospital

Civil Hospital

Martyr Ganga Lal Heart Center

Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital

Patan Hospital

Martyr Dharmabhakta National Transplant Center

Birendra Military Hospital

Outside the Valley

Mechi Hospital

BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

Janakpur Hospital

BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital

Gandaki Institute of Health Sciences

Lumbini Regional Hospital

Bheri Hospital

Dadeldhura Hospital

Koshi Hospital

Gajendra Narayan Singh Institute of Health Sciences

Narayani Hospital

Dhulikhel Hospital

Dhaulagiri Hospital

Rapti Institute of Health Sciences

Karnali Regional Hospital

Seti Hospital