Vero Cell's booster dose for elderly to be administered from today

6, Jul 2021 | nepaltraveller.com

Government is administrating the second dose of Vero Cell vaccine to senior citizens from 60- 64 years from today. 

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Government is administrating the second dose of Vero Cell vaccine to senior citizens from 60- 64 years from today. 

The Ministry of Health and Population is facilitating for the vaccination drive against COVID-19 for the elderly of this age group through altogether 3,900 vaccination centres across the country. There are 32 vaccination centres in Kathmandu district. Among them, 47 have been designated in the Kathmandu Valley alone. The beneficiaries need to mandatorily bring first dose vaccination card along with them. They can get the jab between 10 am to 4 pm.  

Around 500,000 senior citizens are expected to get vaccinated this time. The second dose of China-made vaccine will be given till July 8, the Ministry said. Those elderly who could not get the first dose of Vero Cell will be provided vaccine this time, according to Dr Jhalak Sharma Gautam, Head of the Department of Child Health and Vaccination in the Ministry. 

A total of 759,954 beneficiaries (of different age groups) have received the second dose of Vero Cell as of now while the number of beneficiaries receiving the first dose stands at 2,622,807, according to the Ministry.

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