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School kids vaccinated in Kathmandu Valley

2022 Jan 09, 15:06, Kathmandu

The Ministry of Health and Population has started vaccinating children in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur against COVID-19.

The ministry has started vaccinating children in the age group of 12 to 17 from Sunday as the infection with the new variant, Omicron, is on the rise.

According to Dr Dipendra Raman Singh, director of Department of Health Services, children in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur have been instructed to be vaccinated and some locals in Bhaktapur have started vaccinating them since Sunday.

Dr. Singh said, "It has been directed to run vaccination program for children in three districts." We have received information that discussions and preparations are being made to conduct a vaccination campaign. According to Dr Singh, children in the valley will be vaccinated with both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

The Suryabinayak Municipality of Bhaktapur has started vaccinating children in the age group of 12 to 17. The health coordinator of the municipality, Basanta Prasad Chapagain, informed online news that the children will also be vaccinated on Monday. He said that the municipality, which has 10 wards, will conduct a two-day vaccination campaign at the health center of the ward concerned.

According to the school, there are about 13,000 children in the age group of 12 to 17 years. He said that there is a plan to vaccinate all the children within two days. The municipality's Suryabinayak Hospital has designated vaccination centers for six schools in the ward.

The hospital will vaccinate 2,360 children, including three schools on Sunday and three more on Monday, said hospital chief Dr Anant Kumar Thapa.


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