Cambodia is going to begin the administration of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (Sinopharm) on Feb. 10 at four particular hospitals in Phnom Penh, according to a press release from the Ministry of Health made public this morning.
They include Calmette Hospital for senior ministers, ministers, and secretaries of state; Ang Duong Hospital for under secretaries of state; Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital for municipal and provincial governors; and the National Pediatric Hospital for journalists, it pointed out.
The vaccination is on voluntary basis and for those aged between 18 to 59 years old, the press release underlined.
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen said yesterday at the handover ceremony of the first batch (600,000) of China-donated one million doses of Sinopharm that vaccine is a key strategic solution to protect people’s life, promote the economic recovery, and improve people’s living standard.
The first batch of Sinopharm arrived in Phnom Penh on Feb. 7 afternoon. 300,000 doses of which are for the Ministry of Health and the rest 300,000 doses for the Ministry of National Defence.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press