Preparations to import vaccines against COVID-19 for children underway: Minister Shrestha

24 September 2021, Kathmandu

Minister of State for Health and Population Umesh Shrestha has said that the government has been making preparations to import vaccines against COVID-19 for children.

Talking to media-persons in Chitwan on Friday, Minister Shrestha shared that 100,000 doses of the vaccines named Moderna and Pfizer for children would be imported before upcoming Dashain festival.

“Vaccines required for children have been ensured. The process to import Pfizer vaccine has reached its final stage. Discussions are underway to find the right place for storing the vaccine,” he said, adding, “Efforts are underway to vaccinate all citizens of the country against the deadly virus within seven months.”

On a different note, he further said that the Cabinet would get a full shape soon.

State Minister Shrestha also held discussions with doctors at Bharatpur Hospital and BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital and their management committees. 

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