KATHMANDU, Jan 3: A total of 40,000 vaccines provided by the Chinese government as a grant to the Government of Nepal have expired without being administered due to unsuitability for use in the country.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The Ministry of Health and Population sent a formal letter to GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization) on  January 12, asking the latter to provide 1.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines for additional vaccinations after the spread of coronavirus infection in the neighboring countries China and India.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Nepal will be receiving 1.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines (for booster dose) from the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) next month.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The government has initiated necessary preparation to give additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines to its citizens who have received booster doses.

WASHINGTON DC, July 7: Nepal has called for the international community to adopt a facilitating approach in the production and distribution of vaccines by further strengthening the existing global health system.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Approximately 2.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to children 5-12 age group have arrived in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Children aged between 5 to 12 years are being administered Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from today (Thursday) across the country.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has made necessary preparations to administer anti-COVID vaccines at the voting centers on the election day on May 13.

KARNALI, March 30: Around 69 percent of the eligible population of Karnali province have received a second dose of anti-COVID vaccines.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The Indian Army has gifted 100,000 doses of ‘Made in India’ COVID-19 vaccines to the Nepali Army under the Government of India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative.

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.

LALITPUR, Feb 1: The Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) is administering the second dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine starting Thursday.

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.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The COVAX facility has so far provided nearly 8 million doses of vaccines to help Nepal fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

KATHMANDU, Sec 9: More than 1.4 million doses of Moderna vaccine against the novel coronavirus are arriving in the country on Thursday.

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 3: A total of 1.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrived from China on Wednesday. China has provided 1.6 million doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal.

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.

CHITWAN, Nov 1: Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Uma Regmi has said arrangements would be made for administering vaccines against COVID-19 to children at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Minister for Health and Population, Birodh Khatiwada has said that preparations are underway to bring in vaccines against COVID-19 for children under 12 years of age.

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.