Hun Sen gets 4th Covid shot, urges compatriots to follow

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Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife Bun Rany on January 14 received their fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine and called on compatriots to follow suit as the Omicron coronavirus variant continues to spread in the community. SPM

Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife Bun Rany on January 14 received their fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine and called on compatriots to follow suit as the Omicron coronavirus variant continues to spread in the community.

This marks the launch of Cambodia's fourth-dose vaccination campaign, starting in Phnom Penh before expanding nationwide.

Hun Sen reiterated the call in a Facebook post accompanied by pictures of himself and his wife receiving the booster shots.

“Today, my wife and I received our booster doses to prevent Covid-19 infection. There are no better choices than vaccination and adherence to health measures including the three dos and three don'ts,” he said.

“I have bodyguards to protect me everywhere I go. But they cannot protect me from getting infected with the virus. My wife, my children and grandchildren cannot protect me either; only I can protect myself.

“Again, I call on all compatriots to go get the jabs, both the [two-dose] regimen and booster shots in order to protect ourselves, families, villages, commune, and our entire nation,” he said.

The premier and his wife took their third dose in mid-September last year.