KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The Kathmandu metropolis has decided to once again launch a Covid-19 vaccination drive targeting nine wards from August 6. The vaccination will continue till August 9.

BALEWA, July 19: Medicines and vaccination against Lumpy Skin have been sent to wards of all local governments in Baglung in a bid to protect cattle from infectious disease.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The COVID-19 infection has started to be seen in people returning home from different parts of India through Gaddachouki on the western border of Kanchanpur.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The government is going to administer 1.5 million booster doses of the corona vaccine to people above the age of 55, people with reduced immunity, senior citizens and frontline workers.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Nepal will be receiving the first consignment of booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines on February 13.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Nepal is waiting for the World Health Organization (WHO)'s decision to use the existing stock of the Sinovac vaccine against COVID-19 infection.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: The government has initiated the process of bringing in additional doses of vaccines (booster dose) in view of the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the neighboring countries.

Kathmandu, June 12: Khagaraj Adhikari, a member of parliament (MP) from the main opposition party CPN-UML, has questioned the government about 2.4 million ‘missing’ vaccines.

While COVID-19 vaccines can protect people from severe illness and death, the protection begins to wane after initial vaccine doses, making booster shots necessary for maintaining immunity. However, it is also known to have some symptom-like side effects - mostly ranging from minor to moderate. Some people have side effects from the vaccine, which are normal signs that their body is building protection. These side effects may affect their ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects, and allergic reactions are rare.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The Ministry of Health and Population has redirected the subordinate bodies to submit COVID-19 vaccine details by tomorrow, Wednesday.

Jan 20: The chairman of the Gavi vaccine alliance, Jose Manuel Barroso, said on Wednesday that an additional $5.2 billion is needed to continue to deliver vaccines at scale.

Jan 15: Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Wednesday booster doses of its COVID-19 vaccine can be administered along with its pneumonia vaccine and produced strong safety and immune responses in people aged 65 and above in a late-stage study.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The number of people getting vaccinated against COVID-19 has increased in Pokhara with the government making it mandatory to have vaccination cards to avail public service starting January 21.

DARCHULA, Jan 14: The District Administration Office, Darchula, has issued an order for the general public to carry vaccination cards along with them from January 20.

WALING, Dec 20: 99 percent of people above 18 years of age in Syangja district have been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines so far, according to the District Health Office, Syangja.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: A shipment of Vero Cell vaccines from China failed to land in Kathmandu today due to bad weather. The plane was forced to turn around and head back to mainland China after it could not land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) earlier on Monday.

WASHINGTON, Nov 25: President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22, the administration planned to announce.

CHICAGO, Nov 9: Oral antiviral pills from Merck & Co (MRK.N) and Pfizer Inc (PFE.N)/BioNTech SE have been shown to significantly blunt the worst outcomes of COVID-19 if taken early enough, but doctors warn vaccine hesitant people not to confuse the benefit of the treatments with prevention afforded by vaccines.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Nepal has recorded over 814K cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020. With over 11,400 deaths from the deadly virus in a span of 23 months, people of all age groups have adapted to the new normal, following the virus outbreak.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) handed over 100,000 doses of the Vero Cell vaccine to the Ministry of Health and Population on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Sanofi and GSK have received approval for their Phase 3 clinical study in Nepal to assess the safety, efficacy and immunogenicity of their adjuvant recombinant-protein COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

“More than 300,000 people receiving COVID-19 vaccines daily”

KATHMANDU, August 23: An additional 559,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines donated by Japan arrived in Nepal on Monday.

GANDAKI, August 15: A total of 6,700 industrialists and businessmen in Pokhara have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccines were provided to tourism entrepreneurs, business owners and workers in Pokhara under the leadership of Pokhara Chambers of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Pokhara Tourism Council and other organizations.

Kathmandu, August 7: The Japanese-made AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Kathmandu on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 31: As many as 3,779,932 people have received their first shot of COVID-19 vaccines and 1,621,754 people have been fully vaccinated in Nepal as of Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

"It's like war," Kim said, showing a map on her phone that shows no vaccines are available in southern Seoul. "It never comes up no matter how madly you click, and I'm angry and hopeless, wasting my time."

KATHMANDU, July 14: Here is the list of people who should not receive the shots of COVID-19 vaccines, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, July 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has vowed that all Nepalis will get vaccines by the end of this year- 2021. “Nepali people should not worry about availability of vaccines against COVID-19 now,” he said.

There are indications showing that the number of vaccine doses arriving in Nepal through the two processes could cross 5.5 million within a month. According to authorities from the Ministry of Health and Population, efforts to import vaccines from other countries are currently underway as well.

KATHMANDU, June 14: While stating that they were denied vaccine against the COVID-19 even as they are forced to work amid serious threat to the infection of COVID-19, operators of the petroleum transporting trucks have halted supply of the petroleum products in Kathmandu Valley beginning Sunday.

KATHMANDU, June 9: The World Bank (WB) has pointed out that the slow process of vaccination has hit the economic recovery of countries like Nepal that are being hit hard by the second wave of COVID-19.

Himalaya Airlines have decided to contribute over Rs 225,000 worth of financial aid by shipping the vaccines free of cost.

SINGAPORE, April 8: India, South Korea and Thailand faced mounting coronavirus infections on Thursday, undermining cautious hopes that Asia might be emerging from the worst of the pandemic as worries about safety threatened to delay vaccination drives.

KATHMANDU, March 29: COVID-19 vaccines donated to Nepal by the Chinese government arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on Monday.

NEW DELHI, March 26: India has not imposed a ban on coronavirus vaccine exports and New Delhi will continue to supply vaccines in a phased manner, a government source told Reuters on Thursday.

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LONDON, Dec 30: Regulators in Asia are weighing approval for COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer Inc with partner BioNTech SE, Moderna Inc and AstraZeneca Plc, but few nations expect to get significant supplies initially.

KOLKATA/AHMEDABAD, Dec 28: The Serum Institute of India, the local maker of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, said on Monday it expected the British and Indian governments to approve shots for emergency use within a few days.

UNITED STATES, Oct 14: The World Bank has approved $12 billion in financing to help developing countries buy and distribute coronavirus vaccines, tests, and treatments, aiming to support the vaccination of up to 1 billion people.

BAJURA, Jan 2: The vaccines that should have been made available to children of Kolti by December has not been delivered by the government yet. More than a hundred children in the region have been deprived of this health service.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The government is preparing to add two vaccines from this Nepali year.  Fractional-Dose Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (fIPV) and Rotavirus vaccine will be introduced by the next five months, said Basanta Shrestha, officer at the immunisation section at the Child Health Division under the Department of Health Services.

URLABARI (Morang) Jan 31: The Mangalbare Hospital based at Urlabari of Morang is facing an acute shortage of post-rabies exposure vaccine and immunization dose.