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Nepal receives 6.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines so far



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By Mahima Devkota, Kathmandu, July 17: Nepal has received a total of 6,582,850 doses of COVID-19 vaccines via grants, purchases and under the COVAX facility so far.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), a total of 290,000 doses as a grant, 1,882,850 doses under the COVAX program and 1,800,000 doses from purchasing have been bought to date.

A total of 348,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine were donated for the first time to Nepal under the COVAX facility on the first week of March.

Similarly, 1,534, 850 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine under the COVAX facility have arrived in Nepal on July 12 making a total of 1,882,850 doses under the COVAX facility.

Under grants, India provided 1 million doses of Covishield vaccine in vaccination grants on Jan 27. Wherefrom, Nepal launched the vaccination programme for the first time. India has also provided 1 lakh of Covishield vaccine to the Nepal Army as well.

Similarly, China had given 1.8 million doses of the Vero Cell vaccine as a grant. This makes a total of 2,900,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine received under grant.

Nepal had purchased 2 million doses of Covishield vaccines from Serum Institute, but, has received only 1 million so far. Under the purchase, 1 million doses of vaccine have been received from India and 8 lakhs from China, making the total of 1,800,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

A spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) Dr Krishna Prasad Paudel has confirmed that 1.6 million vaccines from China and 1.6 million from Japan will arrive in Nepal.

Under the non-disclosure agreement with China, 3.2 million doses of vaccine are yet to come. According to the ministry, an additional 6.4 million doses of vaccine will arrive in Nepal in a few days and 3.2 million purchased from China are expected to arrive within the next 10 days as well.

 

Total Vaccinated people

According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), so far, a total of 1,397,959 people have received the 2nd doses, whereas, more than 2.7 million people have received their first jabs, implying that more than half of receiving the first dose is yet to receive their booster. Similarly, a total of 2,765,709 people have received the first dose of the Covishield vaccine and Vero Cell vaccine.

In addition, only 460,734 people have received their full dose of the Covishield vaccine, and 659,548 people have received their full dose of the Vero Cell vaccine.

 

Provincial Vaccination Data

Province 1

A total of 307,186 people received their first dose of Covishield and 52,855 received their booster. Similarly, 70,735 have received their first jabs of Vero Cell and 50,060 received their booster.

Province 2

A total of 320,532 people received their first dose of Covishield and 46,358 received their booster. Similarly, 73,033 people have received their first jabs of Vero Cell and 37,417 people received their booster.

Bagmati Province

A total of 421,482 people received their first dose of Covishield and 160,490 received their booster. Similarly, 587,353 have received their first jabs of Vero Cell and 441, 046 received their booster.

Gandaki Province

A total of 187,974 people have received their first dose of Covishield and 49,611 received their booster. Similarly, 65,406 have received their first jabs of Vero Cell and 23,573 received their booster.

Lumbini Province

A total of 278,476 people have received their first dose of Covishield and 84,363 received their booster. Similarly, 74,311 have received their first jabs of Vero Cell and 57,976 received their booster.

Karnali Province

A total of 107,328 people have received their first dose of Covishield and 29,151 people received their booster. Similarly, 24,026 have received their first jabs of Vero Cell and 17,317 received their booster.

Sudur Paschim Province

A total of 205,506 people have received their first dose of Covishield and 37,906 received their booster. Similarly, 42,369 have received their first jabs of Vero Cell and 32,159 received their booster.