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Students aged 12 to 17 to be vaccinated from Sunday

2021 Dec 18, 17:03,
FILE - A medical worker prepares a shot of the Moderna vaccine.

The government is vaccinating students in the age group of 12 to 17 in 57 districts against the coronavirus from tomorrow.

Ministry of Health and Population spokesperson Dr. Sangeeta Kaushal Mishra informed that the first dose of Moderna vaccine will be given to the students from December 19 to 29. According to Mishra, students of schools in Taplejung, Sankhuwasabha, Okhaldhunga, Khotang, Bhojpur, Dhankuta, Terhathum, Panchthar, Ilam and Udaipur of Province No. 1 and Siraha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Rautahat and Bara districts of Province No. 2 will be vaccinated.

Dolakha, Sindhupanchok, Rasuwa, Dhading, Nuwakot, Ramechhap and Makwanpur of Bagmati, Gorkha, Manang, Mustang, Myagdi, Lamjung, Tanahu, Nawalparasi East, Syangja and Parbat, Rukumpur, Rolpa Arghakhanchi, Palpa, Nawalparasi West, Kapilvastu and Bardiya. Similarly, students of Dolpa, Mugu, Humla, Jumla, Kalikot, Dailekh, Jajarkot, Rukum west and Salyan districts of Karnali and Bajura, Bajhang, Darchula, Baitadi, Doti, Achham and Kanchanpur districts of the far-west will be vaccinated. The second batch will be conducted for the students of those districts from January 16 to 26.

Similarly, the ministry is conducting Pfizer vaccination campaign in 19 districts including Sindhuli and 20 districts where Pfizer vaccination has been conducted for chronic patients above 12 years of age. Similarly, the ministry is administering the first dose of Pfizer vaccine to the children of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kavrepalanchok, Chitwan, Sindhuli, Dadeldhura and Surkhet from December 28 to January 6. The second phase will be conducted in those districts from January 18 to 27, according to the ministry.


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