The remaining 609,600 doses of COVID-19 Johnson & Johnson vaccine donated by the U.S. to Cambodia via COVAX Facility arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport on Aug. 2 at around 00:40 am.
The arrival was welcomed by H.E. Dr. Yuok Sambath, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health and her colleagues.
The first batch of 455,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson arrived in Phnom Penh on July 30.
On Aug. 1, Cambodia got 1 million more doses of Sinopharm vaccine, a donation of China; bringing the total vaccines donated by China to 3.2 million doses.
With the newly arrived vaccines, Cambodia has now 20,420,600 doses in stock through purchases and donations: 7.2 million doses of Sinopharm, 11.5 million doses of Sinovac, 656,000 doses of AstraZeneca, and 1,064,600 doses of Johnson & Johnson.
At a press conference held here on Aug. 1 after the launch of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign for the under-18s, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen announced that the vaccination of the adults and the under-18s or around 80 percent of the total population will be achieved by November this year, about seven or eight months ahead of the government’s plan (mid-2022).
According to figures from the National Ad-hoc Commission for COVID-19 Vaccination, 7,385,013 both adults and under-18s have got their first jab, or 46.16 percent of the total 16 million population, among them 4,847,246 have received their second dose, as of Aug. 1.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press