KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The British Ambassador to Nepal, Nicola Pollitt paid a courtesy call on Minister for Health and Population, Birodh Khatiwada, on Thursday and handed over 2.1 million doses of anti-COVID vaccines.
KATHMANDU, Feb 16: A committee formed by the government to probe the issue of missing COVID-19 vaccines has submitted its report to Minister for Health and Population, Birodh Khatiwada. It has stated that only 56,908 jabs of anti-COVID vaccines have gone waste during the vaccination drive.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairperson Tapa Bahadur Magar has urged the government to ensure accessible supply of vaccines against COVID-19 infection to all citizens.
CHICAGO, Dec 10: Laboratory studies released this week suggest that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus will blunt the power of Pfizer (PFE.N) and BioNTech's vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection after two doses, although a third dose may restore that protection.
KAVREPALANCHOWK, Dec 5: Minister for Health and Population, Birodh Khatiwada has said Nepal has a stock of 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines and asked all who received the second dose of vaccine to receive the third dose as well.
KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Devendra Poudel discussed the matter of vaccinating students above 12 years against COVID-19 with Minister for Health and Population Birodh Khatiwada on Tuesday.
NEW DELHI, Nov 9: India could resume deliveries of COVID-19 shots to global vaccine-sharing platform COVAX in a few weeks for the first time since April, two health industry sources said, ending a suspension of supplies that has hurt poor countries.
KATHMANDU, Nov 2: The government is administering COVID-19 vaccines to those leaving the Kathmandu Valley for the Tihar festival. People, in large numbers, leave for their hometowns to celebrate the festival with their families.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22: Leaders from developing nations warned the U.N. General Assembly this week that COVID-19 vaccine hoarding by wealthy countries left the door open for the emergence of new coronavirus variants even as infections already increase in many places.
NEW DELHI, Sept 2: India has dramatically increased COVID-19 vaccination rates in its vast rural hinterland, where around 65% of the country’s nearly 1.4 billion people live. But supply constraints remain for the world’s largest maker of vaccines and experts say it’s unlikely India will reach its target of vaccinating all adults by the end of the year.
August 26: Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Wednesday it has withheld supply of about 1.63 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Japan after a report of contamination of vials with particulate matter, which it suspects involves a production line in Spain.
JAKARTA, July 16: As many Asian countries battle their worst surge of COVID-19 infections, the slow flow of vaccine doses from around the world is finally picking up speed, giving hope that inoculation rates can increase and help blunt the effect of the rapidly spreading delta variant.
KATHMANDU, June 9– UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors Priyanka Chopra Jonas, David Beckham, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Whoopi Goldberg, Angélique Kidjo, and Liam Neeson have joined an extraordinary callby 28 high-profile UNICEF Ambassadors and Supporters demanding that G7 leaders commit to donating doses of Covid-19 vaccines to poorer countries now.
KATHMANDU, June 2: The government has decided to resume the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 from June 8 as 800,000 doses of vaccines provided by China to Nepal on grant have already arrived in Nepal, according to Minister for Health and Population Hridayesh Tripathi.
KATHMANDU, May 31: A Nepal Airlines aircraft is flying to China today to bring COVID-19 vaccines provided by China on grant to Nepal. The chartered cargo flight to Beijing is scheduled to leave at 11:00 PM today (Monday).
WASHINGTON DC, May 6: President Joe Biden on Wednesday threw his support behind waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, bowing to mounting pressure from Democratic lawmakers and more than 100 other countries, but angering pharmaceutical companies.
KATHMANDU, March 19: The World Bank has approved $75 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to support access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines and equitable vaccine distribution by strengthening Nepal’s health and vaccination system.
SEATTLE, March 10: When Seattle’s largest health care system got a mandate from Washington state to create a mass COVID-19 vaccination site, organizers knew that gathering enough volunteers would be almost as crucial as the vaccine itself.
WASHINGTON, March 3: President Joe Biden said Tuesday the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by the end of May — two months earlier than anticipated — and he pushed states to get at least one shot into the arms of teachers by the end of March to hasten school reopenings.
LONDON/BRUSSELS, Jan 28: Europe’s fight to secure COVID-19 vaccine supplies intensified on Thursday when the European Union said it would tighten oversight of exports after a row with AstraZeneca and Britain demanded that it receive all the shots it paid for.
WASHINGTON, Jan 26: President Joe Biden on Monday appeared to boost his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, suggesting the nation could soon be injecting 1.5 million shots on an average per day.
DELHI, Jan 24: Indian drugmaker Bharat Biotech’s coronavirus vaccine, which has been authorized for use in the country, proved safe and produced an immune response in a small group of adults aged 18 to 55, according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal.
BEIJING, Jan 22: Beijing launched mass COVID-19 testing in some areas on Friday and Shanghai was testing all hospital staff as China battles its worst outbreak of the disease since March, with families fretting over Lunar New Year reunion plans amid new curbs.
NEW DELHI, Jan 21: A big fire on Thursday at the Serum Institute of India killed five people, a government official told reporters, but the world’s biggest vaccine maker said it would not affect production of the AstraZeneca coronavirus shot.