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84% of Cambodia's population get Covid jabs

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A man gets vaccinated against Covid-19 in Phnom Penh. Heng Chivoan

84% of Cambodia's population get Covid jabs

Covid-19 vaccinations in Cambodia reached over 84 per cent of the country's total population of around 16 million on October 4, according to the Ministry of Health report. This is equivalent to over 13.5 million people.

So far, the Kingdom has vaccinated 99.13 per cent of the adult population of 10 million and 89.68 per cent of the 12-17 age group of nearly two million.

For the 6-11 age group, vaccinations had reached 93.66 per cent of that population of nearly 1.9 million.

As of October 4, over 907,000 people had received their third dose, or booster shot.

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