BAITADI, August 17: As many as 38,000 children aged between 5 to 12 years are being inoculated with Pfizer vaccines against COVID-19 in Baitadi.
Preparation for the inoculation campaign has been expedited focusing the target group in all districts as per the directive issued by the Ministry of Health and Population to this effect.
Health Office Baitadi Chief Yogesh Prasad Bhatta said the vaccination drive would take place in the district on August 21-25. For the purpose, 548 inoculators and 1,136 volunteers would be mobilized, he shared.
The campaign would run in Melauli Municipality along with Sunaiya, Shivanath, Pancheshwor, Dilasaini, Sigas and Dogdakedar rural municipalities up to August 24 and in Patan, Purchaudi and Dasharath municipality up to August 25.
The targeted children would be inoculated with vaccines at schools. Preparation is full swing for the setup of vaccine centers at schools to that end.