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Cambodia starts vaxxing minors 6-11 y.o.

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Vaccination against COVID-19 has begun for children aged 6 to 11 years old in Cambodia. The campaign was launched by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen through livestreaming on state television and his official Facebook page.


“To protect children’s health and their lives is our duty because,” he said, “we want to make sure that once they go back to their schools, these children and their teachers are safe from COVID-19.”


While this was happening, his own grandchildren alongside other senior officials’ younger relatives were being vaccinated.


Hun Sen is fully vaccinated, and has even received a booster shot.

According to him, the main priority of Cambodia in pandemic recovery is for the education sector to reopen. Afterwards, service industries such as domestic tourism could resume.


The tourism sector in particular is crucial for the country’s economy. According to Hun Sen, this is why reopening to fully vaccinated tourists is something they’re considering soon. As soon as Cambodia reopens, they will likely have an influx of Chinese visitors.


Vaccines have already been rolling out in the country for adults and older children. Hun Sen has also ordered his health officials to see if three-to-five-year-olds could already be vaccinated as well. Despite all of this, no set date for the reopening of schools has been announced just yet.


Almost ¾ of Cambodia’s 17 million strong population has gotten at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines at present. Most of the jabs were done with either Sinopharm or Sinovac from China.


The total cases of COVID-19 in the country are almost at 103,000 with 2,089 of those resulting in fatalities.


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