KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started a vaccination campaign against COVID-19 at four main transit points – Kalanki, Balkhu, Koteshwor and New Bus Park. The campaign will last for a month.
KMC Health Service Department said the vaccination drive is conducted jointly with the District Health Office and it will be run for one month at Kalanki, Balkhu, Koteshwor and New Bus Park Gongabu.
The vaccination program that started on November 21 will be run till December 20. KMC said all citizens completing 18 years of age and entering Kathmandu would be given the jabs on the basis of a certificate showing their age.
KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya said he was always mindful of the health safety of the citizens. He also recalled that KMC had provided various medical supplies including equipment and also extended support in resource mobilization to 12 hospitals, including the government and community ones in the Kathmandu Valley during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
KMC Health Department Chief Hari Bahadur Kunwar said the Vero Cell, Covishield and AstraZeneca vaccines would be administered to the target group at all the four designated vaccination centres.
With this, the program for administering the first and second dose vaccines against coronavirus infection would be operated at all the 32 Wards of KMC from the designated vaccination centres on November 23 and 24.
People above 18 years of age and all citizens who missed the vaccination before this and those who have completed eight weeks after getting the first dose would be given the second dose, KMC Health Department said.