The government has begun the necessary procedure to bring the corona virus vaccine to Nepal as soon as it reaches the market. Currently, 10 vaccines are developed by China, US, UK and Russia which are in the third phase of clinical trials. Many of these vaccines are expected to hit the market in the next few months.
The government has taken steps to bring any of these vaccines to Nepal as soon as they get successful results. The Joint Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population Dr. Sameer Kumar Adhikari says, “We are making plans to get the necessary preparations from the time of vaccination to the time of use.”
The vaccine, developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Bioentech, is claimed to be effective in preventing infections up to 90 percent. But the vaccine should be kept at least -70 degrees.
The Head of Child Health and Immunization Branch under Health Services Department Dr. According to Jhalak Sharma, these vaccines can only be stored in Nepal at 8 to 2 degrees‘
However, he said that it is not possible to vaccinate everyone at the same time. He added that”Other vaccines are for a certain age group,” the official said. But this vaccine is for everyone. Therefore, a large population cannot be applied at once.