Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Over 4 million people get Covid boosters

Over 4 million people get Covid boosters

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
A man received his third dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Pursat province. HEALTH MINISTRY

Over 4 million people get Covid boosters

More than 4.39 million people in Cambodia had received their third dose of Covid-19 vaccine, or booster shot, as of January 13, according to the Ministry of Health.

Ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine, who also chairs the national Covid-19 vaccination committee, contributed the "good progress" to the local authorities' efforts in encouraging people to get the jabs.

She said officials in charge of vaccinations did whatever possible to bring Covid-19 jabs to people living in remote areas.

“To [assist] people who have difficulties getting to vaccination sites, we will carry our basket containing vaccines to their home to vaccinate them,” she said.

Vandine reiterated that all vaccines administered to the people in Cambodia are safe and can save lives as they have been approved for emergency use by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

“We do not acquire vaccines that are not recognised by WHO for use here. We do thorough assessment with great precaution,” Vandine said, adding that her ministry has been working closely with WHO on the matter.

Cambodia's fourth-dose vaccination campaign for target groups begins on January 14 and will run through February 11 in the capital using the Pfizer jabs donated by the Australian government.

Vandine noted that designated vaccination sites would be located solely in Phnom Penh, explaining that the Pfizer jab is a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine, which has stringent deep-cold temperature requirements for storage and transportation.

MOST VIEWED

  • Volunteer scheme to foster ‘virtuous’ humanitarian spirit

    A senior education official said volunteer work contributes to solidarity and promotes a virtuous humanitarian spirit among the youth and communities. Serei Chumneas, undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, made the comment during the opening of a training programme called “

  • Chinese firms unveil preliminary results on metro, monorail for capital

    Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol and representatives from China Road and Bridge Corp (CRBC) and its parent company, the state-owned China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC), met on June 24 for talks on results of the firms’ preliminary study on a potential metro

  • ACLEDA, WU to enable global money transfers

    Cambodia's largest commercial bank by total assets ACLEDA Bank Plc and global money transfer firm Western Union (WU) have partnered to offer customers cross-border money transfers to 200 countries via “ACLEDA mobile” app. In Channy, president and group managing director of ACLEDA, said the June 22 agreement

  • Cambodia detects new Covid cases after 52 days: PM

    After 52 days of zero new Covid-19 cases, Cambodia has now detected new infections, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen. In his special audio address to the nation late on June 28, Hun Sen said the new cases were detected on people who had undergone PCR tests

  • Higher education leaders tour US

    With support from the US Department of State, 10 Cambodian leaders in higher education participated in the 10-day International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP) in three US states from June 19 to July 1. They included nine university rectors and directors of higher education institutions who are members of

  • Gold-covered boundary stone found within Angkor Thom’s West Gate

    The Apsara National Authority (ANA) announced that their working group in charge of restoration work at Angkor Thom's Takav Gate or the West Gate recently found an ancient stone slab commonly known as a boundary stone. The boundary stone is 53 cm by 53 cm and 12 cm