5.5 million doses of Covid vaccine from China due to arrive in April-August

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Half a million doses of the Sinovac vaccine had arrived Cambodia on April 17.

As of April 20, Cambodia had inoculated a total of 1,277,688 people against Covid-19, including civil servants, government officials, members of the armed forces and their families, the general public and foreigners, in a vaccination drive administered by the ministries of Health and National Defence.

The health ministry said it had vaccinated 983,145 civilians, while the defence ministry had inoculated 294,543 members of the armed forces.

The nationwide Covid-19 vaccination commission has informed individuals due to get vaccinated with second doses during the lockdown that the Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines will be administered from April 20 to May 3 in Phnom Penh and in Kandal province’s Takmao town.

The defence ministry notified members of the armed forces that their family members who are due to receive their second doses must receive them in their home districts within Phnom Penh and Takmao and will not be allowed to cross districts to be vaccinated elsewhere during the lockdown.

The decision was made after a meeting with senior officials of the defence ministry was held on April 19.

Prime Minister Hun Sen also said that half a million doses of the Sinovac vaccine had arrived on April 17. In May, 1.5 million doses will be shipped to Cambodia, with another three million doses arriving in June and an additional one million doses in August.