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Pre-schooler vaccination campaign off to a roaring start

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A boy gets vaccinated for Covid-19 in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar district on the first day of the jab campaign for the 3-4 age group on Wednesday. Hong Menea

Pre-schooler vaccination campaign off to a roaring start

In just the space of two days, more than 60,000 children aged 3 and 4 have been vaccinated with their first jab against Covid-19, following the February 23 launch of the programme, according to the Ministry of Health.

The figure corresponds to 10.63 per cent of the targeted 610,730 children in this age group across the country.

Nationwide, 90.53 per cent of the Kingdom’s estimated population of 16 million have been vaccinated with at least the first dose.

So far, Cambodia has vaccinated over 300,000 children aged 5, or 111.76 per cent; 106.57 per cent of the 6-11 age group of more than 1.8 million; 99.82 per cent of the 12-17 age group of over 1.8 million; and 102.34 per cent of the adult population of about 10 million.

Nearly seven million people have to date received a third dose, with almost 90,000 having taken their fourth jab.

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