The government has provided an additional 100 vehicles to facilitate the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines to municipal and provincial health departments.
Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine, who is also head of the national Covid-19 vaccination committee, said on October 25 at the handover ceremony that the 100 vehicles were purchased by Prime Minister Hun Sen for health departments nationwide.
Vandine appealed to people who have not received the jabs to do so, especially the elderly, pregnant women, breastfeeding mother and those who have recovered from Covid-19.
“Please, anybody considering being vaccinated should make the right decision and get the shots. We have to consider that Covid-19 is now widespread. So, if we get vaccinated, we protect ourselves and unborn babies,” she said.
She called on pregnant women to get vaccinated as the scientific evidence indicated that vaccinations would not harm unborn babies.
“Pregnant women have now been vaccinated and found to have antibodies, and those antibodies are seen all the way to the baby’s umbilical cord. There is other research suggesting that there is a high probability that antibodies produced in the mother’s body will be able to protect the baby when it is born,” she said.