More COVID-19 vaccines Arrive in Cambodia
Another million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine Cambodia purchased from China arrived in Phnom Penh this morning.
With the newly arrived vaccines, Cambodia has got in total over 11 million doses of vaccines: 3.2 million doses of Sinopharm, 7.5 million doses of Sinovac, and 324,000 doses of AstraZeneca/SII (COVISHIELD).
According to H.E. Vongsey Vissoth, Delegate Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Permanent Secretary of State for Economy and Finance, Cambodia will receive all the planned 20 million doses of vaccines by the end of August this year, and the country is expected to achieve its target of vaccinating 10 million people against COVID-19 by October or November this year.
Cambodia spends around US$170 million to purchase vaccines for the 10 million people planned for the vaccination, in addition to the 324,000 doses of AstraZeneca/SII (COVISHIELD) via COVAX Facility and 2.2 million doses of Sinopharm donated by China, he pointed out.
As of June 27, the vaccination coverage against COVID-19 pandemic in Cambodia reached 39.55 percent. The figures from the National Ad-hoc Commission for COVID-19 Vaccination show that 3,955,033 people have got their first dose, of them 2,881,414 have already received their second jab.
H.E. Vongsey Vissoth attributed the success of Cambodia in the COVID-19 vaccination – 2nd in ASEAN – to available vaccines, and Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen has played a very important role in this factor, and to enough vaccination team members.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press