KATHMANDU, June 26: The government is to administer the second dose of Vero cell vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to elderly people from July 6.
Those elderly people, who had received a shot of Vero cell vaccine earlier, will be given their second dose from July 6, according to the Ministry of Health and Population ( MoHP).
According to a notice issued by the Department of Health Services, as many as 170,000 elderly people will be inoculated with the second dose of Vero cell vaccines.
Earlier, people between the ages of 60 to 64 years were inoculated with the first dose of Vero cell vaccine from June 8 to June 12. Similarly, the elderly persons, who received their first shot of Vero cell before June 8, can also receive their second dose.
However, a vaccination card is mandatory to receive the second dose of the vaccine.
As many as 3,106,053 people have received their second doses of COVID-19 vaccine while 2,500,196 have received their first shot of the vaccines so far in Nepal.