KATHMANDU, Sec 9: More than 1.4 million doses of Moderna vaccine against the novel coronavirus are arriving in the country on Thursday.
Chief of Logistic Management Section of the Department of Health Services, Surendra Chaurasiya shared that 1.497 million doses of Moderna vaccine from COVAX facility are being brought. The vaccines will arrive in Kathmandu this afternoon from Qatar Airways.
Similarly, 600,000 doses of Covishield vaccine were brought from India on Wednesday from COVAX facility. Moderna vaccine will be administered to children aged between 12-17 years.
Chaurasiya further said that additional 1.965 million doses of Moderna vaccines are being brought on December 12.
According to the Department, the government has been preparing to purchase and bring four million doses of Moderna and six million doses of Pfizer vaccines within December 30.