Govt to launch booster dose campaign against coronavirus on Sunday 

A girl receives a dose of the Moderna vaccine against coronavirus at her school in Kathmandu, on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Photo: AP via RSS

KATHMANDU: The government is set to administer booster doses of vaccine against coronavirus from Sunday.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the booster dose will be administered to the frontline workers from January 16 and to all senior citizens above 60 as well. Those completing six months of full-dose vaccination will be inoculated from January 28.

The MoHP has directed the provincial health directorate, province health supply management centre and all 77 health offices to administer the booster dose.

Assistant Spokesperson at the Health Ministry, Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari, shared that the booster dose will be provided to the people who completed six months after inoculation of full, frontline workers and senior citizens above 60 and people having weak immunity power — patients with cancer disease, having organ transplanted, people living with HIV and others having medicines used to weaken immune power during treatment.

With the rise in the spread of coronavirus, the government is set to launch the booster dose campaign. As many as 3,703 people were diagnosed with coronavirus on Saturday.

The Covid-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee had suggested the government administer booster doses.

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