63% eligible population of KMC fully vaccinated against Covid 19

Health workers at vaccination centre at Shree Birendra Hospital in Chhauni, Kathmandu. Photo courtesy:

KATHMANDU: Sixty-three per cent of the eligible population has been given full dose of vaccine against coronavirus in Kathmandu Metropolitan City.

According to the KMC Public Health Department, 63% of the eligible population has received full dose of the vaccine while 75% has got the first shot so far. The KMC has forwarded the vaccination campaign in an effective manner as cases of coronavirus are increasing recently.

Chief of KMC Public Health Department, Hari Kunwar, said that the vaccination programme has been accelerated for those remaining to be administered second dose and the eligible citizens remaining to get both doses of vaccine. There are 1.563 million people from the eligible group to be vaccinated in Kathmandu.

The vaccination programme is being run from 11 places, out of 32, of KMC daily while the vaccination programme is being operated at four main checkpoints of entry to the Kathmandu Valley by deploying health teams, according to the KMC.

He further said that the vaccine programme should be made more effective in order to lessen human casualties from coronavirus as cases of coronavirus and the number of deceased are on the rise in many countries including India.

“Citizens themselves should be aware of the same. People should follow the health safety protocols issued by the government. The possible losses from coronavirus infection can be reduced this time too if there is cooperation among all.”

Of the total population of the country, 35.9% population have got full dose of vaccine against Covid 19 while the first dose of vaccine has been administered to the 48.5% of the population so far.

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