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1M doses of Covid vaccines arrive, 2M more next week

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Another one million doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine purchased from China arrived in Cambodia on the morning of June 19. Heng Chivoan

1M doses of Covid vaccines arrive, 2M more next week

Another one million doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine purchased from China arrived in Cambodia on the morning of June 19.

Health ministry spokeswoman York Sambath said the latest shipment added to the more than eight million doses of Sinovac, Sinopharm and Covishield the Kingdom has procured through donations and purchases.

Sambath said another two million doses of Sinovac will arrive next week.

She noted that Cambodia is expected to receive an additional three million next month as Prime Minister Hun Sen has approved the purchase. An agreement with Sinovac is forthcoming, she said.

The government is accelerating the campaign to vaccinate the targeted 10 million people aged 18 and over in a bid to achieve herd immunity by year's end or early 2022 at the latest – in a campaign administered by the ministries of Health and National Defence.

As of June 18, the ministries had inoculated 3,257,857 million people, or 32.58 per cent of the target.

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