Cambodia to vaccinate 5-year-old children with China's Sinovac vaccine

2021-11-01 10:22:17Xinhua Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download
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Cambodia will begin to inoculate five-year-old children across the country with China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine starting from Nov. 1, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement released late on Saturday.

"Five-year-old children in all 25 cities and provinces will receive two doses of Sinovac vaccine from Nov. 1, 2021 onwards and an interval between the first and second doses is 28 days," MoH's Secretary of State Or Vandine said in the statement.

When taking their children for the jab, parents or legal guardians must bring along their birth certificates, family record books or passports, she said.

The latest move came after the Southeast Asian nation has administered at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines to 13.7 million people aged six years and older, or 85.6 percent of its 16-million population, the MoH said.

Of them, 13.05 million, or 81.6 percent, have been fully inoculated with both required shots, and 1.83 million, or 11.4 percent, have taken a third dose or booster dose, it added.

Most of the COVID-19 vaccines used in the kingdom's vaccination campaign are China's Sinovac and Sinopharm.


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