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Over 45 lakh people in Nepal receive at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19



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By Mahima Devkota, Kathmandu, Aug 12: A total of 45 lakhs people have received their first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 and 2,888,360 people have received their full dose in Nepal, so far.

According to Dr Jhalak Sharma Gautam, chief of the National Immunisation Programme, about 4,570,553 people have received their first COVID-19 shot. This makes 9.52 per cent of the total population, he added.

Of the three types of a vaccine against COVID-19, among covishield, Johnson& Johnson and Vero Cell are being administered in Nepal, as many as 4,570, 553 people have received their doses of the aforementioned vaccine.

Whereas 2,888,360 have received their full dose till now, of them, 195,211 have been inoculated against COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

In the last 24 hours, 69,037 people have been vaccinated with the second dose of the Covishield vaccine, 28,871 and 69,111 people have been vaccinated with the first dose and second of the Vero cell vaccine respectively as well as 28,192 people have been vaccinated against Johnson & Johnson.

At the same time, the total number of people receiving a complete shot of the Covishield vaccine has reached 597,819, according to the ministry.

The number of first doses and second doses of the Vero Cell vaccine has reached 272,128 and 1,083,403 respectively. So far, 127,138 people have been vaccinated against Johnson & Johnson vaccine.