Senior citizens to get booster dose

Published On: December 9, 2021 11:20 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The Ministry of Health and Population is to administer a booster dose of vaccine against coronavirus to senior citizens, who are already vaccinated with full-dose of the vaccine. 

The MoHP at the recommendation of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee is going to administer booster doses to the senior citizens above 60 years.  

Chief of Family Welfare Division of Department of Health Services, Dr Bibek Kumar Lal, shared that senior citizens above 60 years and those already vaccinated with full-dose of vero cell can get booster dose. 

At a regular press conference organized at the MoHP on Wednesday, he said that the WHO has recommended administering booster doses to those citizens, who have already received full-dose of Vero Cell vaccine and those who are above 60 years of age. 

The Advisory Committee has recommended providing booster dose to all people above 60 years of age and those vaccinated with full-dose of Vero Cell after three months of receiving the vaccine in Nepal.


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