Cambodia has enough COVID-19 vaccines to provide for people as booster doses, affirmed H.E. Dr. Yuok Sambath, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health, while welcoming the arrival of 3 million more doses of Sinovac vaccine Cambodia has ordered from China, at Phnom Penh International Airport this morning.
“Last week, we received 3 million doses, and another 3 million doses today, therefore we have 6 million doses in stock for booster doses,” she said.
With the newly arrived vaccines, Cambodia has now some 35.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from purchases and donations: 7.8 million doses of Sinopharm, 25 million doses of Sinovac, 1,739,000 doses of AstraZeneca, and 1,064,600 doses of Johnson & Johnson.
H.E. Dr. Yuok Sambath added that Cambodia will get 3 million doses as bilateral donation from China and some more from other friendly via COVAX Facility. “In short, Cambodia will not lack vaccines for the vaccination of children aged from to 6 to under 12 years old and the 3rd dose or booster dose,” she underlined.
The Kingdom has currently been conducting four COVID-19 vaccination campaigns: for the 18 years old and up which has achieved 98.87 percent, the 12 to under 18 years old 89.21 percent, the 6 to under 12 years old 82.41 percent, and the 3rd dose or booster dose for already 875,238 people.
Cambodia has so far vaccinated about 82.53 percent of the total population of 16 million.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press