429,705 people vaccinated across country against COVID-19 till date

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has informed that a total of 429,705 people have been inoculated against COVID-19 in first phase of the nation-wide vaccination drive which started on January 27.

The second phase of the vaccination drive is scheduled to begin from March 7.

In a press briefing organized by MoHP, the Head of Child Health and Immunization Branch, Dr Jhalak Gautam, said that all the citizens above the age of 55 will be vaccinated against coronavirus from March 7.

During the second phase of the campaign, university professors, teachers and staff; public transport drivers and their helpers; lab technicians along with owners and staffers of pharmacies will also be vaccinated.

Dr Gautam said that the people who received the first dose of the vaccine will be given the second dose at least eight weeks after the first jab and the details of schedule for second dose of vaccination will be made public soon.

He also urged the public to receive the vaccine with confidence stating that the Covishield vaccines are safe and effective.

List of vaccine receivers:
Health workers and support staff working in health institutions – 137,886

Women health volunteers – 32,938

Sanitation workers – 6,555

Ambulance and hearse drivers – 1,765

Management team of corpses who died of COVID-19 – 4,860

Residents and staff of old age homes – 3,338

Prisoners and security personnel deployed in jails – 21,060

Government employees deployed along international borders – 1,394

Staff of UN and diplomatic missions-1,140

Journalists – 6,789

Local level people’s representatives and employees – 33,695

District and municipality-level government employees – 48,266

District Police Force- 32,223

Armed Police Force – 22,149

Employees in banking business – 49,769

NEA employees – 18,869

District Court and District Government Attorney’s Office – 3,751

Nepal Army – 1,517

Others – 1,641