The Ministry of Health and Population has decided to run vaccination campaign against COVID-19 as soon as possible. Joint Spokesperson of the Ministry, Dr Sameer Kumar Adhikari, informed that the vaccination campaign has been launched on November 20 targeting those with low immune system. United States have provided 100,620 doses of Pfizer vaccine to Nepal.
The ministry has stated that two doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be given to people above 12 years and those who are chronically ill. The Ministry will administer vaccines from 24 different hospitals across the country.
According to the ministry, Pfizer vaccine will be given to those who have undergone heart surgery or taking medicine, kidney transplant, dialysis, treatment of any type of cancer, lung disease, organ transplant, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Similarly, Pfizer vaccine will also be given to those who have low immunity, brain and cerebral vascular diseases, said Dr Adhikari. According to him, the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective and the study has shown that it can be up to 95 percent effective if both doses of the vaccinations are given.
The second does of the vaccine should be after 21 to 28 days. The ministry has stated that the second dose of Pfizer vaccine will be administered from December 10 to 14.