To date, Nepal has received more than 3.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX Facility, a global alliance formed to ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide. Many of those doses were donated by the governments of Japan and the U.S. as part of a global strategy to end the pandemic. As a key partner in COVAX, UNICEF is leveraging decades of experience protecting the world’s children from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Now that COVID-19 vaccines have arrived, Bham is one of a growing number of community members who have been vaccinated and are relieved to be able to return safely to normal life. There is more work to be done: just 22 percent of Nepal’s population is fully vaccinated.
“I’m happy to have gotten the vaccine,” she says. “I feel sure that it will do something good, so my heart is happy.”