Second lot Vero cell has already been donated by the Government of China. Government of Nepal has decided to use the second lot of Vero cell donated by Chinese Government to the people of age group of 60-64 throughout the country form 8th of June.
People of the same age group shall have to visit their nearest vaccination centres as deputed by the District Covid-19 Vaccine Co-ordination and monitoring Committee with the Identification documents. Identification document can be either citizenship or any other government document which clearly shows their age or it could also be the recommendation letter provided by ward office.
Government has ensured that the second dose will be provided to the people of that age group within the stipulated time.
Previously Chinese Government has provided Nepalese Government with the 8 Lakhs doses of Vero Cell. Process of vaccination of the same was started from 9th of April.
Nepal was provided with the 10,00,000 doses of Vero cell. Out of these 8 Lakhs doses of the vaccine, was arrived from the Beijing via Nepal Airlines on Tuesday. 2 Lakhs doses has been received from the other parts of China.
Approval of Sinovac Corona vaccine produced by the Beijing based pharmaceutical company for emergency use has already been provided by WHO after Vero Cell.This vaccine is an inactivated vaccine. This vaccine is easily storable which makes it very manageable.