Cambodia Receives Two More Million Doses of Sinovac Vaccine

Two more million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine Cambodia has ordered from China arrived in Phnom Penh this morning.

H.E. Dr. Yuok Sambath, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health and her colleagues welcomed the vaccines’ arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport.

According to the health secretary of state, these 2 million doses of Sinovac will be used as booster doses.

With the newly-arrived vaccines, Cambodia has currently more than 27 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from purchases and donations: 7.8 million doses of Sinopharm, 16.5 million doses of Sinovac, 1,739,000 doses of AstraZeneca, and 1,064,600 doses of Johnson & Johnson.

As of Aug. 30, for the target of 10 million adults, 9,175,478 people have obtained their first jab, or 91.75 percent, among them 8,153,574 have been fully vaccinated.

For the children-youth aged 12 to under 18 years old, 1,518,488 or 77.20 percent of the nearly two-million target have received their first dose, while 304,519 already got the 2nd dose.

Besides, 610.428 booster doses have been administered to frontline officials across the countries.

If we add all the figures, Cambodia has so far vaccinated about 66.84 percent of the total population of 16 million.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Press