The Kathmandu District Health Office has assigned additional centres for the Covid-19 vaccination programme that will commence on April 25 and will continue until further notice.

For people falling in the 18-59 age group that have not received any vaccine yet and are willing to get inoculated, the first dose of China developed Vero Cell will be made available across several health care facilities.

Civil Hospital, Minbhawan; Nepal APF Hospital, Balambu; National Ayuverdic Research Centre, Kirtipur; Paropakar Maternity and Women's Hospital, Thapathali; Nepal Medical College, Attarkhel; Kathmandu Medical College, Sinamangal; and Himal Hospital, Gyaneshwor have been assigned with the responsibility for administration of the first dose of the vaccine.

Among these seven facilities, the first three centres will begin the programme from April 25 while the other four will initiate the same Monday onwards.

Similarly, the date has been extended for receiving second dose of Serum Institute of India manufactured Covishield vaccine for those who had taken their first jab from January 27 till February 22, by one day. The decision was made taking into consideration the fact that many people had missed the chance to get the second dose during the recently announced schedule for the same. The government had initially scheduled the second dose administration programme from April 20 till 24.

Authorities have assigned three centres for the Covishield second dose vaccination programme, which are Bir Hospital, Ratnapark; Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku; and Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj.