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Covid-19 vaccination drive in capital ends, heading to provinces

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People wait to get vaccinated against Covid-19 at Chroy Changvar High School in Phnom Penh on Thursday. Heng Chivoan

Covid-19 vaccination drive in capital ends, heading to provinces

The national Covid-19 vaccinations commission announced on July 8 that the vaccination process in Phnom Penh had been completed and had succeeded in vaccinating a number of people that amounted to more than 100 per cent of Phnom Penh’s official population.

Vaccinations are now under way in 14 provinces outside of the capital and senior government officials have made statements to the effect that the goal of 10 million people vaccinated may be attainable by November.

Phnom Penh’s vaccination campaign for people aged 18 and over began in February and the campaign was completed on July 8.

Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine said that this was a historic day for Phnom Penh and a cause for celebration to have ended a campaign that was such a huge success.

In a report, she said that in Phnom Penh from February 10 to July 7 more than 2.1 million people were vaccinated against Covid-19.

The report added that according to most figures the population of people aged 18 and over in Phnom Penh numbered 2,145,591. Thus, when compared to the figures of the 2019 census, the number of people vaccinated in Phnom Penh actually reached 120.65 per cent of the total adult population.

She said as of July 8, Covid-19 vaccinations have been under way for people in 14 provinces - Kandal, Preah Sihanouk, Kampong Speu, Takeo, Pailin, Koh Kong, Kampong Cham, Svay Rieng, Kampong Chhnang, Tbong Khmum, Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Siem Reap and Prey Veng.

Vandine added that by the end of this month, all 24 provinces in Cambodia might begin Covid-19 vaccination campaigns if enough vaccines arrives in the month of August.

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