Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen will preside over the launch of the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 for the children aged between 12 and 17 years old to be held at Calmette Hospital on Aug. 1.

The Premier made the announcement while presiding over the handover-receiving ceremony of 332,000 of Japan-donated 1 million doses of AstraZeneca, at Phnom Penh International Airport tonight.

After the launch, Samdech Techo Hun Sen will also give a press conference.

The vaccination of younger citizens will start from Phnom Penh capital, he underlined, adding that when we have enough vaccines, the provinces can conduct the vaccination both for adults and children at the same time.

According to the Prime Minister, there are around 2 million children between 12 and 17 years old in Cambodia.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen once again called on all parents and guardians to be ready to bring their children to get vaccinated against COVID-19 so as to build community immunity for socio-economic resumption.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Press

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