Covid vaccination: Second phase for children aged 5-11 begins

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File: A young girl getting vaccinated.

Kathmandu, August 21

The government is beginning the second phase of Covid vaccination for children aged 5-11 today.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, under the campaign, the target group will be administered the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

The campaign will run in 50 districts until August 27.

The ministry’s joint-spokesperson Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari says the Covid vaccination centres have been set up within the schools.

Besides, children who are not enrolled at schools will be administered the vaccine upon the showing of a proof of age document or their parents/guardians declaring the age of children.

Those children to be vaccinated in this phase of the Covid vaccination campaign will get the second dose from September 12 to 17.

The campaign covers Bhojpur, Dhankuta, Khotang, Okhaldhunga, Panchthar, Sankhuwasabha, Solukhumbu, Taplejung, Tehrathum and Udyapur in Province 1; Bara, Rautahat, and Sarlahi in Madhesh; Ramechhap, Dolakha, Dhading, Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchok in Bagmati; Baglung, Gorkha, Lamjung, Manang, Myagdi, Parbat, Syangja, and Tanahun in Gandaki; Kapilvastu, Arghakhanchi, Gulmi, Palpa, Pyuthan, Rolpa and Rukum East in Lumbini; Rukum West, Salyan, Dolpa, Humla, Jumla, Kalikot, Mugu, Dailekh and Jajarkot in Karnali; and Achham, Doti, Bajhang, Bajura, Baitadi and Darchula in Sudurpaschim.

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