Kathmandu to Resume COVID-19 Booster Dose Campaign
The District Health Office in Kathmandu is gearing up to restart the COVID-19 booster dose campaign on September 11, addressing the concerns of those who missed their opportunity to receive this crucial additional vaccination.
Anjana Khadka, Information Officer at the Office, highlighted the importance of this campaign due to the number of individuals who have not yet received their booster doses against the Coronavirus infection.
The campaign is scheduled to run until September 16, offering both first and second vaccine doses, in addition to the first and second booster shots, to individuals aged 12 and above who missed their previous vaccinations.
Tulasi Subedi, the focal person of the Office, emphasized the need to reinitiate the campaign due to the limited number of people availing themselves of the second dose.
The public health office in Kathmandu is urging everyone to visit their nearest primary healthcare centers, health facilities, community schools, municipal hospitals, and other designated locations to receive the vaccinations.
Previously, COVID-19 vaccinations were administered at various locations, including Bir Hospital, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Armed Police Force’s Hospital, and Nepal Police’s Hospital.
Currently, the number of new COVID-19 cases and infection rates have significantly decreased. On September 3, out of 128 samples tested, no new infection cases were reported, indicating a positive trend in the fight against the virus.