A special aircraft with 1,567,530 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, donated by Australia, on board landed at Phnom Penh International Airport this evening.

H.E. Mrs. Yuok Sambath, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health, and a representative of the Embassy of Australia to Cambodia welcomed the vaccines’ arrival at the airport.

On Dec. 26, Cambodia received 783,000 of the over 2.35 million doses of Pfizer committed by the Government and people of Australia to the Government and people of the Kingdom of Cambodia, under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Australian Embassy in Cambodia Mr. Andreas Zurbrugg.

With the newly arrived vaccines, Cambodia has now more than 43.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from purchases and donations: 29,424,800 doses of Sinovac, 7,800,000 doses of Sinopharm, 2,661,400 doses of AstraZeneca, 2,350,530 doses of Pfizer, 1,064,600 doses of Johnson & Johnson, and 188,160 doses of Moderna. Of the vaccines, more than 3 million were from COVAX Facility.

As of Dec. 27, 89.06 percent of the total Cambodian population of 16 million have been inoculated against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Besides domestic vaccination, Cambodia has donated COVID-19 vaccines to some countries in the region, including Lao PDR and Vietnam.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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