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Second phase of COVID-19 vaccination begins today in Nepal

The second phase of the immunization will cover the citizens above 65 years in the country. In the 15 mountain districts, people above 55 will be immunized.
(File: A health worker holds up a vial of Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine to administer to frontlines health workers at the Armed Police Force Hospital.Photo: Prabin Ranabhat-SOPA Images-LightRocket via Getty Images)

N24 Staff Writer, KATHMANDU:- The second phase of the nationwide immunization against Corona Virus is beginning today.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is inaugurating the second phase of the immunization campaign by taking a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Chief of the Child Health and Vaccination Unit under the Department of Health Service, Dr Jhalak Sharma Gautam.
Prime Minister Oli will take the Covishield vaccine at the TU Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu.
The second phase of the immunization will cover the citizens above 65 years in the country. In the 15 mountain districts, people above 55 will be immunized.
The target is to administer the vaccine to around 1.6 million senior citizens, Dr Gautam said. A total of 6,000 vaccination centers have been set up across the country for the purpose.
The first phase of the campaign was organized from January 27 February 22, which targeted the frontline workers including health workers. A total of 429,000 people took the first doze of the Covishield vaccine in the first phase.

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