Booster dose in Nepal against Covid being administered today

Booster dose in Nepal

Starting today, the government is giving coronavirus booster dose shots.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the booster shots dose will be administered to frontline workers beginning January 16 and to all senior citizens over the age of 60, as well as those who have completed six months of the full dose vaccine, beginning January 28.

The ministry directed that the booster dose be administered by the provincial health directorate, the province health supply management center, and all 77 health offices.

According to Assistant Spokesperson Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari, the booster shots will be given to people who have completed six months after receiving a full inoculation, frontline workers, senior citizens over the age of 60, and those with weakened immunity.

Patients with active cancer, those who have had organ transplants, people living with HIV, and those who are taking medicines that weaken immune power during treatment are all examples of those with low immunity.

With the spread of coronavirus on the rise, the government plans to launch a booster dose campaign.

On Friday alone, 5,087 people were diagnosed with coronavirus. The COVID-19 vaccine advisory committee had previously recommended that the government administer booster dose vaccines.