Additional 972,000 doses of COVISHIELD are arriving in Nepal under the COVAX facility, today.

As many as 725,000 doses of vaccine of the total 6,000,000 doses set for Nepal under COVAX, have already arrived on Monday.

Further vaccines under the facility are schedule to arrive in the coming weeks with additional 600,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine produced by Serum Institute of India scheduled for arrival on December 8.

Similarly, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children will be arriving on Friday.

188,000 doses of Moderna vaccine have been procured from the US, Upendra Dhungana at Department of Health Services was quoted as saying in Rastriya Samachar Samiti.

Previously, children under the age of 18 were given the Pfizer vaccine.

So far, Nepal has received 2,619,600 doses of various COVID-19 vaccines.