The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has designated 28 vaccination sites for the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccination campaign, which began today.
The three-day campaign is for people aged 50 to 54, people with full and severe disabilities in the ‘A’ and ‘B’ categories, refugees in Nepal, and health workers and janitors who missed previous campaigns.
According to Metropolis Public Health Department Chief Hari Bahadur Kunwar, the Kathmandu Metropolis has requested 76,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines this time after analyzing the existing population size of people in the above-mentioned age group based on the 2011 national census and the current population growth rate.
The vaccine was provided by the United States government.
The vaccine centers are located at Bir Hospital, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Civil Service Hospital, Baneshwor, Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku, Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital, Thapathali, and Kathmandu Medical College.
Similarly, centers are located at Nepal Police Hospital in Panipokhari, Birendra Military Hospital in Chhauni, Peoples Dental and General Hospital in Sorhakhutte, Himal Hospital in Gyaneshwor, Community Health Service Council in Dallu, Chhatrapati Free Clinic Hospital in Chhatrapati, and Janamaitri Hospital in Balaju.
Similarly, Manamohan Hospital, Swoyambhu; Kathmandu Model Hospital, Exhibition Road; National Hospital, Kalanki; Hams Hospital and Research Center, Dhumbarahi; Shahid Gangalal National Heart Center, Bansbari; National Hospital Kalanki; Ramghat Primary Health Center, Gaushala; Kantipur Hospital Tinkune; Radhaswami Isolation Center, Basundhara; and Jana Kalyan Secondary School
Vaccination centers include Naradevi Ayurved Hospital, Mahendra Narayan Nidhi Hospital Basundhara, Nepal India Friendship Hospital, Chabahil, Metro Hospital, Narayan Gopal Chowk, Era International Hospital, Sorhakhutte, and Helping Hands Hospital, Chabahil.
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has so far administered full-dose anti-Covid-19 vaccines to 7% of the population, while the remaining 16% have received the first shot.