Dr Thomas Prinz, German Ambassador to Nepal (2nd from R), handing over vaccines to Minister for Health Padam Giri.
KATHMANDU: Germany handed over more than 1.5 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal through COVAX Facility.
Dr Thomas Prinz, German Ambassador to Nepal, handed over the vaccines to Minister for Health Padam Giri at the ministry.
“Germany has supported the people of Nepal and has advocated for multilateral solutions like COVAX and ACT-Accelerator from the beginning of the pandemic,” Ambassador Dr Prinz.
He said that vaccines are the key in the fight against this pandemic.
“I am delighted to hand over today vaccines that were invented in Germany. With this delivery, the German support reaches more than 5.6 million doses,” he said.
He added that Nepal is one of the top 10 countries worldwide to receive vaccine support from Germany.
The COVAX facility is part of the ACT-Accelerator, and brings together several key partners such as Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, WHO and UNICEF to ensure efficient and equitable global allocation of COVID-19 vaccines.