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Pfizer vaccination 95 percent effective

2021 Nov 13, 7:35,
The old men getting vaccinated in Tarakeshwor 8, Kathmandu on July 14, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews

During an awareness campaign on Pfizer vaccination organized by the Department of Health Service. Ministry Spokesperson Dr. Krishna Prasad Poudel said that the Pfizer vaccination against COVID-19 is 95 percent effective and urged people to feel safe and confident about the vaccination.

The first phase of the Pfizer vaccination drive is beginning on Sunday (November 14). After the weeklong drive, the second phase would begin on December 12.

Initially, the vaccines would be administered to people above 12 years, suffering from chronic disease. Various 24 hospitals from across the country would administer the vaccines, said Director General at Department, Dr. Dipendra Raman Singh. He further said the government was procuring 6 million doses of Pfizer to vaccinate children above 12 years.

Chief of Child Health and Immunization Section, Sagar Dahal, claims that Pfizer is a different vaccine from others. It has been used in 132 countries including Nepal. It is safe and effective, he added.

He assured that although the vaccinated ones may witness the problems of nausea, fever, headache, joint pain, it would fizzle out in two to three days with the intake of Cetamol.


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