The Phnom Penh municipal administration on November 12 reiterated a call for people to get their Covid-19 booster doses, as authorities indefinitely extended the provision of the third jab.
The administration said in a statement that it and the Covid-19 vaccination programme sub-commissions of the capital’s 14 districts “decided to extend the provision of the third dose to the people who may have missed them, from today until further notice”.
It rationalised that some double-jabbed people might not have received their booster dose due to quarantine, health problems or because they had gotten their second shot too recently.
The administration instructed anyone planning to go to a vaccination site to mask up, stand in line while keep distance from others, and observe the pertinent health guidelines.
“We call on the people, especially Phnom Penh residents, to come and get the jab promptly, free of charge, in a highly responsible and cooperative manner,” it said.
As of November 12, more than 14 million people in Cambodia aged five and over had received at least a first shot of a coronavirus jab, equivalent to 87.79 per cent of the estimated 16 million population. Over two million had gotten their booster.