KATHMANDU, June 5: The government is administering the first shot of China-manufactured Vero Cell vaccine against the coronavirus disease to the people aged between 60 and 64 years starting from Tuesday [June 8].
According to Dr Sameer Kumar Adhikary, deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, all Nepali citizens between the age group living across the country will be inoculated the first jab of the vaccine which Nepal received under the grant assistance from China.
The ministry said that one should produce his/her citizenship certificate to get the shot against the virus. If one does not have a citizenship certificate, s/he can show any other document issued by the government that clearly specifies the name, age and address of the person. In case the person wishing to get the vaccine does not possess such any document, s/he can visit the Ward office and get a letter of recommendation.
Earlier in March, the senior citizens above the age of 65 years had received the first dose of Covishield vaccines brought in from India. As many as 1.4 million senior citizens, however, have been waiting for the second shot of the vaccine. The government has not been able to inoculate them owing to the shortage of Covishield vaccines.