Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and his spouse Samdech Kittiprittpundit Bun Rany Hun Sen, President of the Cambodian Red Cross, have just been vaccinated against COVID-19.
The first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine were administered to the Premier and the First Lady here at Calmette Hospital this morning.
Besides them, many other senior officials of over 60 years old also volunteered to get vaccinated with AstraZeneca this morning.
Currently, Cambodia has two vaccines against COVID-19 in stock for public health – China-donated Sinopharm (600,000 doses) and AstraZeneca/SII (324,000 doses) donated by WHO via COVAX Facility.
Another 400,000 doses of Sinopharm will soon arrive in Cambodia, as part of China’s pledge of 1 million doses of vaccine against COVID-19 to the Kingdom.
In February, Cambodia has approved for emergency use three COVID-19 vaccines, including Sinopharm and Sinovac from China, and AstraZeneca developed by the University of Oxford.
The Royal Government of Cambodia is committed to find 20 million doses of vaccines against COVID-19 for 10 million Cambodian people.