KATHMANDU, July 23: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is all set to inoculate polio drops to children aged below five years from July 24 as a highly contagious poliovirus was detected in sewage in the metropolis.

KATHMANDU, March 12: All children of 413 local levels across the country were vaccinated under the Measles and Rubella Immunization campaign launched by the government.

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.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The District Health Office, Kathmandu is going to resume booster dose campaign against COVID-19 from coming September 11.

MAKWANPUR, Aug 3: The Bagmati Province government is set to organize a week-long vaccination campaign against lumpy skin.

DODHARA CHANDANI, June 28: Vaccine against measles and rubella was administered to more than 147,000 children in Kanchanpur district.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15:  Germany has just handed over more than 1.5 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's bivalent COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal through the COVAX Facility.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: The Ministry of Health and Population has changed the timing of administering FIPV vaccines against polio.

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).

Feb 11: Novavax announced Thursday that its COVID-19 vaccine proved safe and effective in a study of 12- to 17-year-olds.

NEW YORK, Jan 20: A new study in two states that compares coronavirus protection from prior infection and vaccination concludes getting the shots is still the safest way to prevent COVID-19.

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, Dec 2: About 67 percent of the population in Bagmati Province has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.

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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.