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Health Minister Khatiwada launches Covid-19 vaccination drive for children

Health Minister Birodh Khatiwada
File: Birodh Khatiwada

Kathmandu, December 19

Minister for Health and Population Birodh Khatiwada has launched the Covid-19 vaccination campaign for school children today.

The minister formally launched the campaign from the Bhutandevi Secondary School in Hetaunda of Makawanpur, his home district.

On the occasion, the health minister announced that no Nepali citizen would be deprived of Covid-19 vaccination, according to his press advisor Shantaram Bidari.

He said the campaign would continue until it covered all eligible children.

It is said arrangements have been mostly made from the district level for the vaccination.

The government campaign to vaccinate children aged 12 to 17 kicked off today in 57 districts of seven provinces. In the case of eight districts of three provinces, the campaign will be held on December 28-January 6, 2022 and Pfizer vaccine will be given in those districts.

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