PM to Receive 2 Million Doses of China-donated Vaccines on Nov. 17

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will personally welcome the arrival of China-donated 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines at the airport on Nov. 17, with Chinese Ambassador H.E. Wang Wentian.

The information was shared by H.E. Dr. Yuok Sambath, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health, while she and Dr. Li Ailan, WHO Representative in Cambodia, were waiting at Phnom Penh International Airport for the arrival of 324,000 more doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX Facility this evening.

According to H.E. Dr. Yuok Sambath, Cambodia has so far obtained over 2.5 million doses of vaccines via COVAX Facility and expected to receive in total up to 6.6 million doses.

For Australia-donated vaccines, she added, they would arrive in Cambodia in December or early next year.

With the newly arrived vaccines, Cambodia has now some 38 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from purchases and donations: 7,800,000 doses of Sinopharm, 27,124,800 doses of Sinovac, 2,063,000 doses of AstraZeneca, and 1,064,600 doses of Johnson & Johnson.

As of Nov. 15, Cambodia has vaccinated about 87.85 percent of the total population of 16 million.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press