KATHMANDU, August 28: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has clarified that the government has not administered date-expired vaccines against COVID-19.
Issuing a notice on Friday, the MoHP said its attention was drawn to the spread of rumor that the date-expired vaccines were being inoculated against the coronavirus infection in Nepal.
It further clarified that such ill-practice would not be allowed. Also, the MoHP has urged one and all to receive the vaccination in a confident manner and not be swayed by false claims.
Nepal has so far administered different vaccines such as Covishield, Vero Cell, Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca.
“The Ministry is cautious of the date of the vaccines against coronavirus and also assures all citizens of administration of the vaccines before their expiry date,” stated the notice. As of now, 5,063,522 people have received the first dose of the vaccines while 4,052,765 have been inoculated with full doses in Nepal.