100,620 doses of Pfizer arriving Nepal today

To be administered to children between 12 to 18


October 25, 2021


100,620 doses of Pfizer arriving Nepal today

Pfizer vaccine (Photo Credit: Reuters)

KATHMANDU: As many as 162,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine coming to Nepal from America today. US Embassy in Kathmandu informed about it via its official Twitter.

Adolescents above 12 years of age will be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Nepal from November 14 onwards, the Ministry of Health and Population has informed.

Meanwhile, UNICEF has already provided the Nepal government four refrigerators for storing the vaccines as they have to be stored at minus 70 degrees.

Pfizer vaccine will be given from 24 hospitals across the country.

The Nepal government has signed an agreement to procure six million doses of COVID-19 vaccine under COVAX facility to inoculate children below 18 years of age. Earlier, America had provided 1,530,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines.