Nepal to administer Covid-19 booster dose to senior citizens

A woman receives a jab of ‘Covishield’. (File photo/Nepal Live Today)

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Kathmandu: The Ministry of Health and Population is preparing to administer a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to senior citizens who are already vaccinated with a full dose of the vaccine.

The Ministry, on the basis of the recommendation of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, is going to provide booster dose to the senior citizens above 60 years.

Chief of Family Welfare Division of Department of Health Services, Dr Bibek Kumar Lal, shared that senior citizens above 60 years and already vaccinated with a full dose of Vero Cell will get booster dose, RSS reported.

At a regular press brief organized at the Ministry on Wednesday, he said that the WHO has recommended administering booster dose to those citizens, who have already received full-dose of Vero Cell vaccine and above 60 years.

The Advisory Committee has recommended providing booster doses to all the people above 60 years and vaccinated with a full dose of Vero Cell after three months of receiving the vaccine in Nepal.