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Nepal: Kathmandu health workers get first jabs at the start of vaccination campaign02:24

Nepal: Kathmandu health workers get first jabs at the start of vaccination campaign

Nepal, Kathmandu
January 28, 2021 at 00:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Health staff at Shukraraaj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Kathmandu received the country's first anti-COVID jabs as Nepal began its nationwide vaccination campaign on Wednesday.

The hospital's director Dr Sagar Rajbhandari was the first of the frontline workers to receive the UK-developed Oxford/AstaZeneca jab.

"I am excited and happy that I am the first person to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Nepal. Just today, we have started a vaccine campaign, from today onwards. It will be continuing for ten days. We are going to vaccinate almost 3,500 health staff and front-liners. Today, we have planned to vaccinate 300 people," he said.

Nepal has reported at least 270,000 cases of coronavirus with over 2,000 related deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Nepal: Kathmandu health workers get first jabs at the start of vaccination campaign02:24
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Health staff at Shukraraaj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Kathmandu received the country's first anti-COVID jabs as Nepal began its nationwide vaccination campaign on Wednesday.

The hospital's director Dr Sagar Rajbhandari was the first of the frontline workers to receive the UK-developed Oxford/AstaZeneca jab.

"I am excited and happy that I am the first person to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Nepal. Just today, we have started a vaccine campaign, from today onwards. It will be continuing for ten days. We are going to vaccinate almost 3,500 health staff and front-liners. Today, we have planned to vaccinate 300 people," he said.

Nepal has reported at least 270,000 cases of coronavirus with over 2,000 related deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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