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Health offices urged to inoculate public transportation workers

2021 Apr 13, 16:30, Kathmandu
A health worker is seen administering vaccine under vaccination campaign launched against COVID-19, at Nepal Korea Friendship Municipality Hospital in Madhyapur Thimi- 5, Bhaktapur, on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Photo: RSS

The Family Welfare Department under the Ministry of Health and Population has urged health offices to continue with the vaccination against COVID-19 with the vaccine 'Vero Cell' provided by China.

Issuing a directive, the department has urged the authorised health institution to inoculate people between the ages 40 to 59 years that will be continued till Sunday, April 18.

The health offices have also been urged to inoculate drivers and assistants working in public transportation.

Nepal on April 7 resumed the vaccination drive against COVID-19 with the vaccines donated by China.

In the second phase of the ongoing vaccination drive, Nepali students (from age 18 to 59 years) studying in China; importers of Chinese goods and products; staff and representatives working at institutions including hotel, trekking agencies, advertisement field, internet service provider, drugstore; teachers and other workers in schools in Kathmandu are being inoculated with ‘Vero cell’ vaccine manufactured by China.


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