Kathmandu: An additional 2.3 million doses of Pfizer vaccine arrived in Nepal through the Covax facility on Sunday. The vaccine will be administered to children between 5 and 11 years old.
“Nepal has received a total of 2.3 million Pfizer vaccines through the Covax facility,” confirmed Dr Surendra Chaurasia, chief of the Logistic Management Section under the Department of Health Services.
This vaccine will be administered to children who missed the first dose in 27 districts, where the government has conducted a vaccination campaign for children aged between 5 and 11 years old. The government conducted a vaccination campaign for children from July 26 to July 30.
According to the ministry, children who have been vaccinated with the first dose will be given the second dose from July 2 to 8. “The second dose will be administered to children in their respective schools,” according to the Ministry.
According to the government, it is preparing to administer Pfizer vaccines to children in 50 districts from August 21 to 27. Likewise, the second dose will be administered from September 12 to September 17.