KATHMANDU, Oct 30: The World Health Organization (WHO) South East Asia Region has resolved to integrate the typhoid vaccine into the national immunization schedule. This decision, reached during a meeting held on Monday, is part of a concerted effort to eliminate typhoid in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Minister for Health and Population Mohan Bahadur Basnet has said that the health ministry is committed to providing 'HPV' vaccine against cervical cancer to girls of all age groups across the country.
WASHINGTON, June 4: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday it was aware of more than 700 global cases of monkeypox, including 21 in the United States, with investigations now suggesting it is spreading inside the country.
A 60-year-old man allegedly had himself vaccinated against COVID-19 dozens of times in Germany in order to sell forged vaccination cards with real vaccine batch numbers to people not wanting to get vaccinated themselves.
KATHMANDU, March 30: Nepal recorded 26 new cases of COVID-19 along with 77 recoveries and zero death from the virus on Wednesday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
Dec 24: A three-dose course of AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine is effective against the rapidly-spreading Omicron coronavirus variant, the pharmaceutical company said on Thursday, citing data from an Oxford University lab study.
Dec 22: AstraZeneca Plc (AZN.L) said on Tuesday it is working with Oxford University to produce a vaccine for the Omicron coronavirus variant, joining other vaccine-makers who are looking to develop the variant-specific vaccine.
WASHINGTON, Dec 9: The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a Republican measure that would overturn President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandate for private businesses, with two Democrats joining Republicans to back the initiative.
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.
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, 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 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).
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.