Nepal starts administering booster dose to senior citizens

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Kathmandu: The government has started administering a booster dose of vaccine against coronavirus to senior citizens aged above 60.

Assistant Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari shared that the ministry has begun inoculating booster doses to the senior citizen above 60 years who have completed six months after receiving double doses against the coronavirus.

A ministerial meeting chaired by Health Minister Birodh Khatiwada on Friday decided to send a letter to the district health offices of all 77 districts to administer vaccination service.

The ministry is administering the inoculation service to senior citizens based on the recent recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Strategic Advisory Group of Expert on Immunization and National Vaccination Advisory Committee.

The ministry has sent a letter to the district offices to administer Covishield or AstraZeneca vaccines to those who were already inoculated with a full dose of Covishield or AstraZeneca or Moderna or Pfizer or Vero Cell and provide Covishield or AstraZeneca to those who have yet to get inoculated the second dose.