Another batch of 500,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine Cambodia bought from China arrived in Phnom Penh this morning.
H.E. Dr. Yuok Sambath, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Health, accompanied by her colleagues welcomed the arrival of the vaccines at Phnom Penh International Airport.
According to the secretary of state, Phnom Penh capital and Kandal province will remain the priorities for the newly arrived vaccines.
One million more Sinovac vaccines will reach Cambodia on May 23, confirmed H.E. Dr. Yuok Sambath.
She took the opportunity to thank the Chinese side, especially the Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Wang Wentian for his coordination with the vaccine manufacturers so that Cambodia can have timely access to COVID-19 vaccines.
With the newly arrived doses, Cambodia has received over 5 million doses of vaccines: 1.7 million doses of China-donated Sinopharm, 3 million doses of Sinovac bought from China, and 324,000 doses of AstraZeneca/SII (COVISHIELD) via COVAX Facility.
As of yesterday, 2,066,813 people, both military and civil, throughout Cambodia have got the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination, while over 1,148,022 million have been fully vaccinated or already obteained their second jab.
Cambodia has set to vaccinate some 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.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press