Cambodia considers use of COVID-19 vaccine for 2-year-olds

Asian Tech Press (May 12) -- The Cambodian government is considering the use of COVID-19 vaccine for 2-year-old children.

Since May 7, Cambodia has had no new COVID-19 cases for five consecutive days.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that Cambodia started to administer COVID-19 vaccines to its nationals in February last year, and in addition to the vaccine donated by aid countries, the government also funded the purchase of 28.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to provide them free of charge to the people.

Hun Sen revealed that the government is considering vaccination for 2-year-old children in order to further build up the group immunization barrier.

As of May 11, 14.99 million people across Cambodia had received their first dose of vaccine, of which 14.24 million, or 89 % of the population, had completed two doses.

In addition, 8.89 million people have received their third dose and 2.07 million have received their fourth dose.

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