KATHMANDU, July 19: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has inaugurated the anti COVID-19 vaccination campaign organized at the National Disabled Association Centre in Gokarneshwor Municipality.
Addressing the function, Prime Minister Deuba said that ensuring availability of COVID-19 vaccines to all Nepalese was the first priority of his government.
The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines donated by the US government are being administered from today in different parts of the country. The US donated 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal as a part of its grant assistance. Unlike other vaccines, a single dose of this vaccine is enough to develop immunity against COVID-19 in the human body.
On the occasion, the mayor at the Municipality Santosh Chalise shared that the 350 disabled people at the Khagendra Navajeevan Centre are being administered the anti-COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccination programme is underway at two other centers -- Chamunda and Sahayogi secondary school vaccination centres-- in the municipality.