Via The Himalayan Times :
" KATHMANDU: Avian Influenza Control Project (AICP) under the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has completed the ‘deployment plan’ for the distribution of Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) vaccine. Nepal is receiving ‘GlaxoSmithKline’ vaccine manufactured in France from World Health Organisation.
The first shipment of the vaccine is expected to arrive in the country by September. Nepal will receive some 2.7 million doses.
Dr Anand Kumar Shrestha, coordinator of AICP, said they were planning to distribute the vaccine to health workers or essential service sectors providers, as they are categorised as most prioritised and high-risk group.
“Health workers, dependents, pregnant women, high-risk groups with co-morbid conditions and children below five years of age and elderly above 65 years old are the most prioritised group,” he said.
The vaccine will be provided on first come first service basis to child above 10 years of age, said Shrestha, adding that the vaccine had been provided as per the agreement that the country had signed with WHO. AICP has been preparing swine flu protocol currently."