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PM announces that children aged 6 to 12 will be vaccinated as soon as possible, with 3-6 year olds following soon after.

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In a recently leaked audio message. Children from 6 to 12 will be immunized, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen.

On September 17, 2021, a vaccination campaign for children aged 6 to 12 will begin.


At the Peace Palace, the Premier will preside over the official launch of the national immunization program for children aged 6 to 12, which will be followed by a news conference.


“We will not be able to reopen our primary schools unless we inoculate this age group,” he stated emphatically.

According to Samdech Techo Hun Sen, the country has roughly 1.9 million children aged 6 to 12.


The immunization of children aged 3 to 6 years old would be the next step, according to the Prime Minister.


Cambodia has been implementing three COVID-19 vaccination campaigns: one for those aged 18 and above, another for those aged 12 to 18 years old, and a third dosage or booster dose for those aged 18 and up.


As of Sept. 14, 97.74 percent of the target population of 10 million adults had received their first vaccination, with 8,681,113 being fully immunized.


1,715,701 children and teenagers aged 12 to 18 years old have received their first dosage, accounting for 87.23 percent of the nearly two million children and youth targeted, while 1,082,044 have already received their second dose.


Furthermore, the booster dosages were given to 790,111 persons.

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