KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population has made preparations to administer booster dose against coronavirus from Sunday.
According to the Ministry sources, the booster dose will be inoculated to the frontline workers from January 16 and to all senior citizen above 60 as well as those completing six months of full dose vaccine from January 28.
The ministry has directed the province health directorate, province health supply management center and all 77 health offices to make all necessary preparations for administering the booster dose.
“The booster dose will be provided to the people who completed six months after inoculation both doses, the frontlline workers, the senior citizens above 60 and those having weak immunity power,” Dr. Sameer Mani Adhikari joint spokesperson at MoHP said, adding, “Those with weak immunity power refers to the patients with active cancer disease, or people who have undergone organ transplantation, people living with HIV and those having medicines used to weaken immune power during treatment.”
With the rise in the spread of coronavirus, the government is set to launch booster dose campaign.
Citing the alarming outbreak of coronavirus cases agains, the COVID-19 vaccine advisory committee had suggested the government to administer booster doze vaccine as soon as possible.