September 22, 2021, Wednesday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

Deal reached to procure 4 million doses of Moderna vaccines

The Nepal Weekly
August 17, 2021

Nepal government has inked a deal with GAVI, a global health partnership dedicated to immunisations, to procure 4 million doses of the Moderna vaccine through the COVAX cost-share option. The vaccine is being imported under the World Bank financing, according to a press release issued by World Bank Nepal office.  ”Nepal is the second country globally to have completed agreements with GAVI to procure 4 million doses of Moderna vaccines, under the World Bank financing, through the COVAX cost-share option.” This will diversify and strengthen the country’s COVID-19 vaccine portfolio, adds the press release. Moderna vaccines have helped expand options for vaccinating Nepalis above 12 years of age and fast-track Nepal’s progress towards a safer post-COVID world.”