CHITWAN – More than 93,000 people have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the district. Altogether, 93,372 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of two different companies, said the District Health Office.
Of them, 23,938 have also received the second dose. Initially, the vaccination campaign began with Covishield, where 39,879 people received the first dose and 13,172 received the second dose, said chief of the office Dipak Prasad Tiwari.
Likewise, in the second phase, China-made Verocell has been used, where 53,493 have already received their first dose. Of them, 10,766 people received their second dose.
So far, 13.5 per cent population of Chitwan has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the office said. This is greater in compared to the national average, which is around 7 per cent.
The office is also beginning to administer the Johnson & Johnson single shot vaccine from coming July 29. People between 5o 54 years old, people with disabilities, refugees in Nepal and sanitation workers are eligible for the single shot vaccine.