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    The US has donated 8 lakh doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to Nepal


    The United States has said it is donating free and unconditional vaccines to Nepal during the epidemic as part of ongoing US assistance. (Reuters)

    New doses of the free Pfizer vaccine given to Nepal are the same doses the United States provided earlier this year as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

    • PTI Kathmandu
    • Latest version:December 24, 2021, 7:14 pm IS
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    The United States has donated 664,560 new doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Nepal to help strengthen the fight against the coronavirus, the US embassy said here on Friday. New doses of the free Pfizer vaccine given to Nepal are the same doses the United States provided earlier this year as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

    The U.S. government has provided the Government of Nepal with an additional 664,560 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to fight COVID-19. Vaccines donated by the United States to Nepal, “the US Embassy in Kathmandu said in a statement. They said they were donating free and unconditional vaccines to Nepal during the epidemic as part of ongoing US assistance.

    “The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and UNICEF Nepal are partnering to ensure that these vaccines are distributed safely and equitably in areas where they are urgently needed and that people are encouraged to be vaccinated,” the statement said. The vaccines, now approved for children aged 12 to 17, will be used primarily to keep children safe and healthy, he said.

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