Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh’s Covid-19 jab campaign for children ends on a high note

PHNOM PENH, Aug. 14 (Phnom Penh Post / ANN): The Covid-19 vaccination campaign to deliver the first dose to the 12-17 age group in Phnom Penh ended on Saturday, although children who have missed the shot can still get it to designated sites in the next few days.

Ngy Mean Heng, director of Phnom Penh’s municipal health department, said more than 176,200 children and adolescents in the capital had been vaccinated – which, he said, was a very high and good number.

“We can extend the vaccination period for centers that still have children who come to be vaccinated. In fact, it was scheduled for 14 days, but we will still provide vaccines if more people come tomorrow or the following days, ”he said.

He urged residents of Phnom Penh to bring their children to receive the first dose as soon as possible.

Health ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine, who also heads the national Covid-19 vaccination program, said more vaccines had been sent to provinces to be administered to the age group 12 to 17 years old, after more than three million doses arrived a few days ago.

“Before, we had to wait for the vaccines to arrive before they could be administered to people in the provinces. But now, [sufficient] the vaccine supplies arrived and we immediately distributed them to the provinces, ”she said.

As of August 13, nearly half a million children nationwide have been immunized. – Phnom Penh / ANN post

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