Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Kathmandu Valley’s 50 per cent population vaccinated against Covid-19

Almost half the population of the Kathmandu Valley has been fully vaccinated.

According to the Health Ministry, some 50 per cent of the Kathmanduites has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. "Some 50 per cent of the targeted population in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts has been vaccinated with both the doses," the ministry confirmed, adding that 50 per cent of the population in the Valley has received the first dose of vaccine, while 48 per cent has received the full two doses. "While some 1,622,441 people have been given the first dose, some 1,562,734 people have been fully vaccinated."

Of the population of 3,247,558 in the Kathmandu Valley, the target is to immunise a population of some 2,129,773, who are above 18 years of age, the ministry added.

Some, 51.5 per cent of the target population have got the first dose of vaccine, while 48.7 per cent of the target population the full dose in Kathmandu district. Kathmandu District Public Health Office has been providing vaccination service against the coronavirus from 145 vaccination centres in Kathmandu district. Likewise, some 49.7 per cent of the target population has been given the first dose in Lalitpur, whereas some 45.4 per cent of the target population has got the full dose. The target population in Lalitpur district stands at some 382,860 and some 246,851 in Bhaktapur district.

In Bagmati Province, some 38.2 per cent of the population has got the first dose of the vaccines whereas some 35.3 per cent has already received both doses of jabs.

The government has targetted to vaccinate 33 per cent of the population in the country against Covid-19 by October 17, while, the government has preparing to vaccinate two-thirds of the total population by mid-January 2022 and all eligible citizens by mid-April 2022.

The government led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has prioritised the vaccination programme as its top priority.

According to the ministry, a total of 17.85 million doses of vaccine has already arrived in Nepal, and 12.95 million vaccines have already been administered. Nepal has been administering four types of vaccine that is Covishield, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Vero Cell. "The number of people getting the first dose of vaccine in the country has reached some 6,960,828, whereas the number of people getting both vaccines has reached some 6,205,770," according to the ministry.

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