Two million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, donated by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport this morning.
H.E. Dr. Yuok Sambath, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health, and her colleagues welcomed the arrival of the vaccines at the airport.
Speaking to reporters on the occasion, the secretary of state laid stress on the importance of vaccination against the pandemic, saying that among the 15 deaths yesterday, 14 were not inoculated.
With the newly arrived vaccines, Cambodia has now some 37.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from purchases and donations: 7.8 million doses of Sinopharm, 27 million doses of Sinovac, 1,739,000 doses of AstraZeneca, and 1,064,600 doses of Johnson & Johnson.
H.E. Dr. Yuok Sambath reaffirmed that Cambodia has enough vaccines for the booster doses.
The Kingdom has currently been conducting four COVID-19 vaccination campaigns: for the 18 years old and up which has achieved 99.32 percent, the 12 to under 18 years old 90.07 percent, the 6 to under 12 years old 97.08 percent, and the 3rd dose or booster dose for already 1,148,427 people.
Cambodia has so far vaccinated about 84.66 percent of the total population of 16 million.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press