Over 600,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine arrive in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Friday received 664,650 doses of Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine provided by the United States through COVAX, the international vaccine sharing scheme backed by the United Nations.

According to the Supply Management Branch of the Department of Health Services, the vaccine has been stored in Teku.

The government is planning to administer the vaccine to the children aged between 12-17 years in eight districts including Kathmandu from December 28.

Earlier on October 25, Nepal had received 100,620 doses of Pfizer vaccine. The vaccine was administered to people above 12 years of age suffering from chronic diseases.

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