Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng to ensure that delivery drivers and informal workers receive priority access to booster shots for the Covid-19 coronavirus.
“Third-dose vaccinations must be prioritised for those at a high risk of contracting the disease and passing it to other people. In essence, we are not short on vaccines and it won’t keep us very busy, as it’s a one-and-done shot,” he said at the launch of Covid-19 vaccination campaign for children aged 6-11 on September 17.
Hun Sen also told the vaccine procurement committee to secure more jabs to inoculate the 6-11 age group and provide boosters for the 18-and-over category.
“If we’ve administered 13 million doses, we must have another 13 million in reserve, while also taking into account the vaccines that have spoiled.
“By fulfilling this round of vaccination [plans], we may be able to remain ahead of Singapore in our inoculation drive for children,” the prime minister said, commenting that the city-state could start vaccinating children under 12 later this year.
“In ASEAN, we were the first country to vaccinate children aged 6 to under 12.”