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50% fully vaccinated in Madhes province


Nepalnews
2022 Jan 20, 17:42, Janakpur

Fifty per cent of the people have taken full doses of COVID vaccine in Madhes Province.

As reported by the Province Health Directorate, the vaccination rate has increased by around 12 per cent in the Province in the last two weeks period. 

Only 38 per cent of the people above 18 years of age had been vaccinated with the second dose till January 9 said Directorate's Director Vijay Jha.

According to Jha, the percentage of people receiving full dose vaccines is 63.3per cent in Sarlahi, 52.6 in Dhanusha, 53.6 in Bara, 51.1 in Parsa, 47.7 in Saptari, 46.8 in Siraha, 39.6 in Rautahat and 36.6 in Mahottari district.

Similarly, approximately 59 per cent population above 18 years old have taken their first vaccine. 

Looking at the age, the percentage of people taking vaccination is higher for the people of the 12 to 17 years old as compared to the people of the above 18 years of age. Director Jha said nearly 62.2 per cent of the age group have gotten vaccinated in Madhes Province. "

The government had the target of vaccinating 66 per cent of the country's population until January 14. Although this target could not be fulfilled in Madhes Province, the percentage of people vaccinated has increased compared to the past.

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