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Remaining students to get vaccinated in KMC

2022 Jan 29, 15:32, Kathmandu

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has started vaccinating the students in the age group of 12 to 17 years, who previously missed the vaccination campaign, from today.

Kathmandu Metropolitan City has designated Philanthropic Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital and Birendra Sainik Hospital for the vaccination program. According to the Metropolitan's Education Officer Ram Prasad Subedi, students of the same age group who were left out in the previous campaign will be able to get vaccinated by coordinating with their schools, nearby health centers and community health clinics.

To get vaccinated, they will need to bring proof of their age. According to the information issued by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology on January 24, the metropolitan has determined the place for the vaccination program for students from today to February 3. Schools across the country are currently closed due to the epidemic. Although schools have been opened for the vaccination programs, KMC has requested all the schools to continue the classes through online medium.

At present, there are about 65,000 children in the age group of 12 to 17 in KMC. Education Officer Subedi informed that about 50,000 have been vaccinated in the first phase. At present, there are 90 community schools in KMC and more than 500 private schools.


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