A child being immunized. Image for representation. (File photo/RSS)
KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population has continued its routine immunization service amid the nationwide lockdown against coronavirus.
The immunization has presently been suspended only in those areas having higher infection rates.
According to the Child Health and Immunization Section, Department of Health Services Chief Dr. Jhalak Sharma, all vaccines under the routine immunization could not be included during this crisis. It includes only 35 percent of the routine vaccines.
The government had resumed the vaccination schedule on April 22. It was decided to be suspended on April 3 bearing in mind the growing risk of infection.
The government each year administers 12 sorts of vaccines including BCG, DPT, polio, measles and rubella to 620,000 children from birth to 15 months. The service is free.