The Chinese made vaccine Verocell obtained as aid will be given to 60-64 years of age people in Nepal.The government of Nepal has announced that the vaccine will be given starting Jyestha 25, 2077 B.S.
Verocell vaccine, which is manufactured by Beijing Institute of Biological Products, arrived in Nepal in a special chartered plane on Tuesday. The government of China had committed to provide 1 million doses of vaccine. Out of that, 900 thousands and 800 vaccines have arrived in Kathmandu now.
The Ministry of Foreign affairs and Chinese embassy in Nepal informed that the remaining vaccines will be available in Kathmandu by today. The World Health Organization has given permission for inoculation for anyone above 18 years of age.
Earlier, Chinese government had provided 800 thousand doses of Verocell vaccine. The vaccine at that time was given to the age group between 18 to 59 years of age.
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