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93 percent of target group vaccinated against COVID-19: Govt

FILE PHOTO: A vial labelled with the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

KATHMANDU: The government has successfully vaccinated 93 percent of the target groups against COVID-19. Out of the total population over 18 years of age, 18,498,160 people have been given at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.

Similarly, the number of people who have been fully vaccinated is 16,184,858. This is 81.2 percent of the total target population. In addition, 3,118,785 (91 percent) people in the age group of 12-17 years have been vaccinated for the first time. The number of people fully vaccinated under 18 years of age is 2,311,998 (67 percent).

According to the ministry, a total of 39,223,941 vaccines have been provided to all age groups till March 18. Out of which 18,695,826 first dose, 18,698,595 second dose and 1,829,520 quantity booster dose has been provided.

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