Cambodia to Conduct Scientific Study on Vaccination of Under-6s
AKP Phnom Penh, September 17, 2021 --
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has urged his competent authorities to conduct a scientific study on the possibility to inoculate the children aged from 3 to under 6 years old against COVID-19.
While presiding over the launching ceremony of COVID-19 vaccination campaign of children aged from 6 to under 12 years old here this morning, the Premier said if they can be vaccinated, Cambodia will do so.
“If this age group can receive the COVID-19 jabs, the Royal Government will not hesitate to buy more vaccines for them,” he said.
Cambodia has aimed to build a strong herd immunity by fully vaccinating up to 91 percent of the total population of 16 million.
The Kingdom has currently been conducting four COVID-19 vaccination campaigns: for the 18 years old and up, the 12 to under 18 years old, the 6 to under 12 years old, and the 3rd dose or booster dose.
Cambodia has so far vaccinated about 72.04 percent of the total population.
By Heng Panha