August 25, Kathmandu. Four fridges able to storing the Pfizer vaccine in opposition to Covid 19 have been delivered to Nepal.
The COVAX facility has the capability to retailer 120,000 doses of the vaccine in a fridge that has been delivered to Nepal by means of UNICEF.
The fridge can retailer vaccines as much as minus 80 °C. A complete of 120,000 doses of the vaccine may be saved in 4 fridges at a temperature of minus 80 levels Celsius, in line with Upendra Dhungana, head of the well being companies division’s provide wing.
Nepal has agreed to purchase 6 million doses of Pfizer vaccine for youngsters aged 12 to 18 years. The Ministry of Health and Population has mentioned that fifty lakh doses are due in December and 10 lakh doses in January.
Pfizer Vaccine needs to be saved at a temperature of minus 70 °C. Till now there was no such warehouse in Nepal. “We are preparing to expand the vaccine storage room to store at least one million Dodge Pfizer vaccines,” Dhungana mentioned.
So far 13.3 million 58 thousand 710 doses of Kovicild, Verocell, AstraZeneca and Johnson have been vaccinated in Nepal. Vaccines may be saved at a standard temperature of two to eight °C. In Nepal, 16 p.c have acquired full vaccination to this point and 18 p.c have acquired first dose vaccination.