With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China has provided the Nepal Army with 10 units of ventilators, 100 units of oxygen concentrators, and 300,000 doses of Vero Cell vaccine. The medical supplies were handed over by Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi to Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff, General Prabhu Ram Sharma at a program organized at the Nepal Army Headquarters on Monday.

KATHMANDU, August 13: University students with admit cards for their upcoming examinations are currently receiving their shots of COVID-19 vaccines in the capital.

KATHMANDU, August 13: The government has announced to administer J&J vaccines to those Nepali people travelling to South Korea for employment.

Govt begins vaccinating uni students

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KATHMANDU, August 12: The government has begun administering COVID-19 vaccines to university students from Thursday.

No, there’s no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, influence your chances of getting pregnant despite a myth suggesting otherwise.

KATHMANDU, August 11: The government has signed an agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to receive a subsidized loan of Rs 19.58 billion to procure vaccines against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, August 11: The government has decided to vaccinate university students, who are attending their examinations, against COVID-19.

Even people who have recovered from COVID-19 are urged to get vaccinated, especially as the extra-contagious delta variant surges — and a new study shows survivors who ignored that advice were more than twice as likely to get reinfected.

KATHMANDU, August 5: The Bhutan government has delivered 230,000* doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, August 5: Minister of State for Health and Population, Umesh Shrestha has said that Nepal will receive 10.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by mid-October.

KATHMANDU, July 31: In another dispiriting setback for the nation’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots.

Nepal is very much likely to witness devastation of a higher level than that of the second wave in the coming days, if effective steps are not taken to stem the further spread of the variants of COVID-19 in the country, warn experts

KATHMANDU, July 29: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is administering COVID-19 vaccines to people aged above 50 years from today.

KATHMANDU, July 26: As of Sunday, 1,398,178 people are fully vaccinated and 3,383,038 people have received a single dose of vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nepal, according to the latest data issued by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, July 24: An aircraft of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is scheduled to fly to Beijing, China on Sunday to bring COVID-19 vaccines that were purchased by Nepal.

July 22: Reports of athletes, lawmakers and others getting the coronavirus despite vaccination may sound alarming but top health experts point to overwhelming evidence that the shots are doing exactly what they are supposed to: dramatically reducing severe illness and death.

Nepal to receive COVID-19 vaccines purchased from China from July 21

KATHMANDU, July 16: China has decided to provide a grant of additional 1.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal.

Just because Pfizer wants to offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters doesn’t mean people will be lining up anytime soon -- U.S. and international health authorities say that for now, the fully vaccinated seem well protected.

KATHMANDU, July 10: The United States of America (USA) is to send 1.5 million doses of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 9: A consignment of the China-manufactured anti-COVID-19 vaccine, Vero Cell, has arrived in Nepal. The vaccines procured from China were brought to Nepal on a wide-body aircraft A 330 of Nepal Airlines Corporation at 6 am today.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The Ministry of Health and Population has announced that the supply of vaccines from China under the procurement process will start from July 8. A press release from the ministry on Friday said that the first tranche of vaccines will be delivered within a week.

So far, three percent of total population have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine

It’s likely safe and effective, but researchers are still gathering data to be sure.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Nepal is to receive COVID-19 vaccine from the COVAX facility next week.

The local administration announced legal action after it received complaints about people belonging to the non-targeted age group arriving at the vaccination center to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is currently being administered to people who fall in the age group of 62 to 64 years.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Nepal is soon to procure 10 million COVID-19 vaccines from China and America, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

PALPA, May 24: The Rampur Municipality of Palpa has submitted a request to the Nepal government to purchase 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Mayor Raman Bahadur Thapa of Rampur Municipality requested the Minister for Health Hridayesh Tripathi to allow them to purchase the vaccines.

KATHMANDU, May 24: A British study has concluded the Astrazeneca vaccine to be effective against the new variant of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. According to the BBC, the vaccines developed by American companies like Pfizer, Oxford, and AstraZeneca are found to be effective against the contagious variant B.1.617.2 found in India.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Parbat Gurung has announced to prioritize journalists to administer vaccines against COVID-19.

LONDON, May 23: A double dose of COVID-19 vaccines is almost as effective against the fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus first identified in India as it is against Britain’s dominant strain, English health officials said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 20: As many as 43,018 people inside the Kathmandu Metropolitan City have received their second dose of Verocel (Chinese vaccine) against COVID-19.

Nepal likely to get the remaining one million doses only after 7 to 8 months

KATHMANDU, May 14: Members of the federal parliament on Friday received the second dose of the Covishield vaccine against the coronavirus disease.

NEW YORK, May 14: Experts don’t know yet because they’re still studying vaccinated people to see when protection might wear off. How well the vaccines work against emerging variants will also determine if, when and how often additional shots might be needed.

KATHMANDU, May 6: The government’s failure to purchase Covishield vaccine on time has resulted in the loss of countless lives. As the saga unfolds, new details have emerged of the middlemen who wanted to pocket millions in the midst of the worst pandemic this country has seen in decades.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Nepal urgently needs at least 1.6 million AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine doses to administer second shots as the Himalayan country is recording a surge in new coronavirus cases.

DENMARK, April 27: Denmark aims to start producing coronavirus vaccines in 2022, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said, adding that a tender would be made public in a few weeks.

It is high time Nepal not only said “Yes” to the Sputnik V vaccine, but also took a bold step in laying the groundwork for manufacturing the vaccine in its own country.

KATHMANDU, April 20: While the Nepal government is administering the second dose of Covishield vaccine to those who had received its first dose earlier from today, news of re-infection of COVID-19 is being reported regularly.

KATHMANDU, April 19: The government is administering the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine from Tuesday.

THIMPU, Bhutan, April 12: When plotted on a graph, the curve of Bhutan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive shoots upwards from the very first day, crossing Israel, United States, Bahrain and other countries known for vaccinating people rapidly.

NEW DELHI, April 11: New COVID-19 cases in India surged to a record of 152,879 on Sunday as the country battled a second wave of infections by pushing for faster vaccinations, with some states considering tougher restrictions to slow the spread of the virus.

NEW YORK, Mar 15: AstraZeneca Plc said on Sunday a review of safety data of people vaccinated with its COVID-19 vaccine has shown no evidence of an increased risk of blood clots.

NEW DELHI, Mar 13: Leaders of the United States, India, Australia and Japan agreed to pool financing, manufacturing and distribution capacity to send 1 billion coronavirus vaccines across Asia by the end of 2022, India’s foreign secretary said on Friday.

LONDON, Feb 3: The UK variant of the coronavirus has developed a new, concerning mutation in a small number of cases, which scientists said makes it similar to the South African and Brazilian variants and could reduce the efficacy of vaccines.

LONDON, Jan 27: Global coronavirus cases surpassed 100 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as countries around the world struggle with new virus variants and vaccine shortfalls.

In the first phase, each of the around 450,000 frontline workers will get two doses of ‘Covishield’ vaccines