559,360 Doses Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Arrive From Japan

FILE PHOTO: A test tube labelled with the Vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

559,360 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines that are provided by Japan under the COVAX facility have arrived in Nepal on Monday.

According to Bade Babu Thapa, Senior Pharmacist of the supply management branch under the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the Qatar Airlines carrying 559,360 doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccine have arrived today at 9:35 AM.

“We will store the AstraZeneca vaccine in Teku and will distribute it to provinces shortly,” said He said.

Dr. Bharat Bhandrai, Immunization Officer at the Child Health and Immunization Section, said that Province 1 and 2 will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine as it is yet to inoculate citizens above 65 years, with a second dose of Covishield.

Of the total 1.6 million AstraZeneca doses to be provided by Japan, Nepal had received nine lakh doses earlier and 208,700 on August 21.

Source : TRN,