Tag Archives: Immunization

Nepal: Waiting for COVID-19 Vaccine

Everyone is asking the question, when will the vaccine come to Nepal? We tried to find the answer from Dr. Suresh Tiwari, a public health expert, and Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, Spokesperson, Ministry of Health and Population, but unfortunately, they were not available for comment. We did talk to Dr. Prakash …

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WHO seeks more data on AstraZeneca Vaccine Dosage

Kate O’Brien, the WHO’s director of immunization, vaccines, and biologicals has agreed with Sir John Bell of Oxford University’s statement that more data will be needed from trials of Oxford and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to determine its safety and efficacy, commenting, “From what we understand about the press release, there …

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COMMON QUERIES ABOUT VACCINES

How do vaccines work? Vaccines, which are made from killed, weakened, or partial version of specific pathogens, prime the body’s immune system against future attacks by those pathogens. So, following vaccination, in case of an attack by a particular pathogen, the immune system will recognize it and fight it off. …

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NEPAL NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM

A vaccine is a preparation used to prevent a particular disease by triggering an immune response to the disease without actually suffering from the disease. Step-by-step protection against childhood infection is vital for a healthy life. Side effects of vaccination, in general, are fever, pain, and swelling at the site …

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