28 Kartik, Kathmandu.
Pfizer vaccine, which can be given to children above 12 years of age in Nepal, is being started from Sunday. The Pfizer vaccine, which has been administered by citizens of 132 countries, is being administered in Nepal for the first time.
The vaccine is targeted at chronically ill children. The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that some facts need to be known about the Pfizer vaccine, which was produced in Nepal for the first time in the world, against the corona virus.
The Family Welfare Division of the Health Services Department of the Ministry of Health and Population has also made public the guidelines on the use and operation of Pfizer vaccine against corona. The Ministry of Health has said that the person who is vaccinated should be aware of the possibility of fever, vomiting and even fainting due to the Pfizer vaccine.
The guidelines issued by the ministry have clarified the storage of vaccines, expiration period, temperature to be maintained during transportation, use of vaccines, conditions for vaccination, non-vaccination conditions, availability of vaccines under special supervision of a doctor and possible effects after vaccination.
Pfizer vaccine is being given for the first time in Nepal to 12 to 17 year old patients. Those who have been vaccinated for the first time will be given the second dose within 21 to 28 days. The first dose is being given from 28th of October to 4th of November and the second dose is being given from 27th of November to 4th of December.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population Dr. Krishna Poudel informed that up to six people can be vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine. Sagar Dahal, chief of the vaccination branch of the Family Welfare Division, said that some effects would be seen after the Pfizer vaccination.
He reported pain, light redness and swelling at the injection site. Symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, severe pain in the injected hand, and even fainting may appear in the vaccinated person.