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63.7 % of population fully vaccinated against COVID


By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Mar. 17: Nepal has fully vaccinated 63.7 per cent of its population against COVID-19 as of today. The vaccination campaign had started on January 27 last year.
The government is intensifying vaccination campaign in full swing as it aims to fully vaccinate 100 per cent of those above 18 years by mid-April.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), of the total population, 18,660,965 people had received their first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 and that 18,594,712 had received their full dose as of Wednesday. In total, 105,422 people were vaccinated in the last 24 hours. The people were vaccinated either with the AstraZeneca vaccine (manufactured in India, Japan, and Europe), Vero Cell, developed by China’s Sinopharm, and Johnson & Johnson vaccine of the United States of America.

As per the data of the MoHP, 39, 044,296 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been safely administered in Nepal to date, achieving 74.8 per cent first dose coverage and 63.7 per cent second dose or full vaccination coverage among the total population.