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Second Dose Of Vaccine From April 20 to April 24

The Ministry of Health and Population is preparing to administer the second dose of vaccine against COVID-19 from April 20 to April 24.

Spokesperson at the MoHP Dr. Jageshwor Gautam said that those who fall under the greater risk of contracting the novel coronavirus would be vaccinated with the second dose in the given time frame on priority basis. “A total of 450,000 people will be provided with the second dose,” he added.

According to Dr. Gautam, front-line health workers, security officials deployed at the border area, senior citizens above 65 years of age, jail inmates, people suffering from chronic diseases, and those involved in disposing of the dead bodies of COVID-19 patients would be vaccinated with the second dose.

The government of China on Monday provided 800,000 doses of vaccine against the novel coronavirus to Nepal under grant assistance. Until now, Nepal has received 3,248,000 doses of vaccines.

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