The Vero cell vaccine is manufactured by Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products Co Ltd, subsidiary of China National Biotec Group (CNBG) . The government of Nepal approved vero cell for emergency use in Nepal on February 17, 2021 . The vaccine has received the approval from the World Health Organization for emergency purposes.
The Nepalese government has made plans to provide second dose vero cell vaccination to those who have been administered first dose in Kathmandu valley. The second dose will be given from 16 May 2021 onwards. The vaccine will be made available to those between 15-59 years of age and will be administered in different areas in Kathmandu valley. The details of the vaccination drive are given in the table below . The second column shows the center name and the vaccination centers on that center. The third and fourth column displays the vaccination date for the second dose corresponding to the first dose, respectively.
|Sr. No.||Center Name and vaccination centers||Second dose vaccination date||First dose vaccination date|
|1||Kathmandu metropolitan – 32||May 16, 2021||April 7-10, 2021|
|2||Kirtipur municipality – 2||May 17, 2021||April 11-12, 2021|
|3||Chandragiri municipality – 3||May 18, 2021||April 13 &15, 2021|
|4||Nagarjuna municipality – 2||May 19, 2021||April 16-17, 2021|
|5||Tarkeshwor municipality – 1||May 20, 2021||April 18-19, 2021|
|6||Tokha municipality – 2||May 21, 2021||April 20-23, 2021|
|7||Budhanilkantha municipality – 2||May 22, 2021||April 24-25, 2021|
|8||Gokarneshwor municipality – 2||May 23, 2021||April 26, 2021|
|9||Shankarapur municipality – 1||May 24, 2021||April 27, 2021|
|10||Kageshwori Manohara municipality -1||May 25, 2021||April 28, 2021|
The government has asked the concerned authorities to provide security arrangements during the vaccination drive. The District Administration Office of Kathmandu is planning to distribute coupons to all the ward offices to prevent the rush and crowding during those dates. It is required to carry the vaccine card which was given during the first vaccination drive of Vero Cell to get the second dose vaccine.