About 42 per cent of the targeted population in nine districts of Sudur Pashchim Province have received their double dose of Covid-19 vaccines.

Pharmacy Supervisor of Province Health Logistic Management Centre, Jayandra Bogati shared that 55 per cent of population above 18 years have received their first jab while 42 per cent have been fully jabbed till date.

At present, seven of the nine districts are preparing to administer Moderna Covid-19 vaccine while two other are set to administer Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.

The Ministry of Health and Population has provided the seven hilly districts with 211,000 doses of Moderna vaccine, which has been divided as: 63,346 doses for Kanchanpur; 34,328 for Achham; 31,639 for Baitadi; 25,275 for Doti; 24,020 for Bajhang; 16,843 for Bajura; 15,579 for Darchula; Bogati shared.

Meanwhile, the federal government will be providing the Pfizer vaccine to Kailali and Dadeldhura districts, it has been learnt. These two districts are preparing to start the vaccination campaign in late December.