Kathmandu, October 3
Minister of State for Health and Population Umesh Shrestha says the government will provide Covid-19 vaccines to children below the age of 18 immediately after Dashain.
Nepal’s biggest festival, Dashain, is being celebrated from October 7 to 20 across the country.
Speaking at a function in Kathmandu on Sunday, Minister Shrestha said the government already ensured the purchase of four million Moderna vaccines and six million Pfizer vaccines for children. Of them, one million doses of Pfizer vaccines will arrive, according to him.
The import of Covid-19 vaccines for children will continue until March and the kids will be gradually provided with the vaccines, according to him.