The vaccination coverage against COVID-19 pandemic in Cambodia rose to almost 23 percent or some 2,280,875 of the planned 10 million people to be vaccinated, as of May 24.

The figures were shared by the National Ad-hoc Commission for COVID-19 Vaccination, adding that of them, 1,646,994 have already got their second doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

Members of the diplomatic corps, staff of UN agencies and international organisations and their family members were among the vaccinated people.

This morning, the Phnom Penh Municipal Administration and the National Ad-hoc Commission for COVID-19 Vaccination launched the vaccination campaign in other three Khan – Chamkar Mon, 7 January, and Chbar Ampov – in addition to Khan Boeung Keng Kang, Khan Sensok and the Red zones.

Cambodia has set to vaccinate around 10 million people or 62 percent of the total population against COVID-19 and up to the half of 2022, more than 95 percent are expected to be inoculated.

The Kingdom has received over 6 million doses of vaccines: 1.7 million doses of China-donated Sinopharm, 4 million doses of Sinovac bought from China, and 324,000 doses of AstraZeneca/SII (COVISHIELD) via COVAX Facility. More doses are expected to arrive in Cambodia next month.

 

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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