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Capital announces booster jab deadline

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A woman gets her booster shot in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar district earlier this month. Heng Chivoan

Capital announces booster jab deadline

Phnom Penh Municipal Hall has issued a final reminder to all residents in the capital to get a third dose of Covid-19 vaccine, or booster shot, as its vaccination campaign will close on October 31.

The notice, signed by municipal governor Khuong Sreng on October 26, said the number of people who had come to be vaccinated was not proportional to the number of people eligible for vaccinations in the 11 districts in Phnom Penh.

“We call on people to hurry and get their booster shot in a timely manner and while doing so strictly adhere to safety measures by maintaining social distancing, wearing masks and avoiding crowds. The third vaccination for the 11 districts will be finished by October 31,” it said.

According to the notice, the third doses will be administered by military medics from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in the districts of Kamboul, Por Sen Chey, Dangkor, Meanchey, Tuol Kork and Russey Keo, and by civilian medical workers in Chamkarmon, Boeung Keng Kang, Chbar Ampov, Prampi Makara, Sen Sok.

According to the national Covid-19 vaccination committee, as of October 26 Cambodia had vaccinated 85.51 per cent of the country’s total population of around 16 million. So far, over 1.74 million people nationwide have received their booster shot.

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