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Children Aged 12 To 17 Years To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 From Today

From Sunday, the government will begin the next phase of its vaccination program, using the Pfizer vaccine.

The Pfizer immunization campaign will be held by the Ministry of Health and Population from December 19, 2021 to January 6, 2022.

The vaccination effort is aimed at youngsters aged 12 to 17 years old. According to the ministry, the Pfizer immunization program is taking place in eight Bagmati districts, six Karnali districts, and one Sudurshchim district.

Those who received the first dosage of the Pfizer vaccine will receive the second dose from January 18 to 27.

The immunization centers in the remaining 12 districts will be determined later, according to the government. A Pfizer immunization program for chronic patients over the age of 12 years was previously held in 20 areas.

According to Dr. Surendra Chaurasia, chief of the Logistics Management Section under the Department of Health Services, the government is procuring sufficient doses of Pfizer vaccines through various channels, and 664,000 doses of vaccines are due to arrive on December 23 and 24.

Meanwhile, according to our Baitadi correspondent, on December 21, 38,000 Baitadi youngsters will be vaccinated against COVID-19 using the Moderna vaccine.

According to Yogesh Prasad Bhatta, chief of the Baitadi District Health Office, 279 schools from the district’s ten local levels have been recognized as immunization centers. In the district, there are 38,812 youngsters aged 12 to 17.

Vaccines have been delivered to the district in the amount of 31,640 doses.

According to vaccine supervisor Harish Prasad Bhatta, the vaccine coordination committee will debate how to get sufficient vaccination doses.

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