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First lot of COVID vaccine under COVAX facility arrives in Nepal

The government of Nepal has received the first lot of vaccine against Covid-19 procured under the COVAX Facility.


Nepalnews
2021 Mar 07, 18:44, Kathmandu
Staffers loading a consignment of COVID-19 vaccines onto the airbus of Air India, at an airport in India, on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Photo courtesy: MEA India/Anurag Srivastava/ Twitter

The government of Nepal has received the first lot of vaccine against Covid-19 procured under the COVAX Facility. 

Among the total of 1,920,000 doses of vaccines pledged to Nepal, altogether 348,000 doses of 'COVAXAMC' were vaccines produced by Serum Institute of India was brought to Nepal today.

The vaccines were brought to Nepal in coordination with the UNICEF and WHO and in assistance from various international governments, international organisations and private sectors. 

Apart from the vaccine, 350,000 sets of syringe and 3,500 sets of vaccine were handed over to Minister for Health and Population Hridayesh Tripathi. The handover ceremony was attended by the representatives of COVAX's technical and financial partners. 

Various countries such as Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, the USA, the UK and the European Commission and various social organisations have supported in bringing the vaccine against coronavirus infection under the COVAX Facility.

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