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    On Monday and Tuesday, the government will provide the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine

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    The government has decided vaccinate the citizens who have not been able to get the second dose of Covishield on August 9 and 10.

    Of the 1.6 million provided by Japan under the Covax facility, 500,000 doses arrived in Kathmandu on Saturday (August 7). Minister of for Health Umesh Shrestha said that 513,420 doses of vaccines have been received and another 500,000 doses be delivered on Sunday.

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    Jhalak Sharma Gautam, head of the vaccination center under the Department of Health Services, informed that the government has decided vaccinate people above the age of 65 who have received the first dose of vaccine. They will be receiving the second dose from Monday. The vaccination be conducted from the same vaccination centers from where they received the shots previously.

    As per him, β€œCovishield is also a vaccine based on AstraZeneca formula. It boosts the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccine,” he said. He said that 1.6 million of vaccines be delivered from Japan by this week.

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