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.

Sept 3: What can employers do if workers avoid COVID-19 vaccines?

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.

KATHMANDU, August 25: All inmates at the central prison at Jagannath Dewal have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Govt initiates process to procure COVID-19 vaccines for children

KATHMANDU, August 4: The COVID-19 vaccines being donated by Japan is  expected to arrive in Nepal on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 22: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday approved a loan of US $165 million to Nepal to purchase safe and effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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, July 2: The national flag carrier- Nepal Airlines- is bringing anti-COVID vaccine from Beijing, China.

LALITPUR, June 23: Lalitpur Metropolitan City is administering the second dose of Covishield to 2,500 people starting Wednesday.

USA, June 11: Why do some people get side effects after COVID-19 vaccines?

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).

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan marked the second birthday of their son Archie on Thursday by calling for donations to help provide COVID-19 vaccines to the world's most vulnerable.

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, May 3: Amid sharp spike in the cases of COVID-19, Nepal has requested the US government to provide COVID-19 vaccines.

KATHMANDU, April 28: Nepal has noted that the anti-COVID-19 vaccines should not be made a subject of racism and nationalism but an accessible public good that can be easily purchased and used by all.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Nepal has asked India to facilitate the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to give continuity to the ongoing vaccination drive against COVID-19 to the highly vulnerable group of people.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Government has decided to administer COVID-19 vaccines donated by China from April 7.

KATHMANDU, March 30: The Indian Army on Tuesday gifted 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccine to the Nepali Army.

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.

UK, Feb 4: British scientists are starting a study Thursday to find out if it’s OK to mix and match COVID-19 vaccines.

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that India has kept Nepal under priority to supply vaccines against COVID-19.

When will Nepal get Covid-19 vaccines?

January 4, 2021 08:00 am

In Nepal, it may take much more time than expected for the entire population to get vaccinated. Political turmoil does not offer much hope.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: While several countries have already started COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Nepal government has just started preparations to procure vaccines by sending letters to a few companies producing vaccines.

The best way to help poor countries obtain more doses is to reach an international agreement, presumably through COVAX and the WHO, to coordinate the allocation of available vaccines.

MICHIGAN, Dec 14: The first of many freezer-packed COVID-19 vaccine vials made their way to distribution sites across the United States on Sunday, as the nation’s pandemic deaths approached the horrifying new milestone of 300,000.

Many years of research have enabled scientists to quickly synthesize RNA vaccines and deliver them inside cells.

NEW DELHI, Dec 13: India will deploy its vast election machinery to deliver 600 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable people in the next six to eight months through conventional cold chain systems, the expert leading the initiative said on Friday.

GENEVA, Dec 6: The World Health Organization hopes to have half a billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines available for distribution by the global COVAX initiative in the first quarter of 2021, its chief scientist said on Friday.

MOSCOW, Dec 5: Moscow began distributing the Sputnik V COVID-19 shot via 70 clinics on Saturday, marking Russia’s first mass vaccination against the disease, the city’s coronavirus task force said.

SAN JOSE, Dec 4: Costa Rica has signed an agreement with pharmaceutical companies Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE for the manufacture and delivery of 3 million COVID-19 vaccines next year, the office of President Carlos Alvarado said on Thursday.

NEW DELHI, Nov 5: An Indian government-backed COVID-19 vaccine could be launched as early as February - months earlier than expected - as last-stage trials begin this month and studies have so far showed it is safe and effective, a senior government scientist told Reuters.

MUMBAI, Oct 20: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the government was working rapidly to ensure the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to all citizens once they are available.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: The Nepal Health Research Center has started preparing for clinical trials of investigational vaccines being developed against COVID-19 in Nepal.

A total of 92 countries to benefit from the international vaccine alliance