Nepal receives over 700,000 COVID-19 vaccines under COVAX Facility

The Government of France has just delivered 702,720 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal through the COVAX Facility, offering a boost to the country’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive.

This latest donation had been divided into separate shipments received across the months of June and July, with the final installment of the donation having arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu today.

On this occasion, French Ambassador to Nepal, Mr. Gilles Bourbao, reiterated one of France’s key positions: Working with partners in multilateral platforms to address global issues, the COVID-19 crisis being no exception.

The COVAX Facility is part of the ACT-Accelerator, and brings together several key partners such as Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, WHO and UNICEF to ensure efficient and equitable global allocation of COVID-19 vaccines.