Cambodia vaccinating kids aged 3 against Omicron

Cambodia vaccinating kids aged 3 against Omicron

Cambodia on Wednesday began vaccinating 3- and 4-year-olds with Chinese-made Sinovac shots after accounting for many new infections.
Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed to parents to get their children vaccinated as soon as possible, saying that five of his 21 grandchildren and one of his daughters have tested positive for the Omicron variant.

At a groundbreaking ceremony for a wastewater treatment facility near the capital Phnom Penh, Hun Sen said, “Overcoming COVID-19 not only depends on the government or the Ministry of Health, but requires the participation of all people.” Is.” He backed a vaccination plan for young children last week when health officials found that at least 25 percent of new infections involved children under the age of 5.

Cambodia approved shots for ages 6-11 in September last year as part of reopening its schools. In November, vaccination was approved for children under 5 years old. More than 80 percent of Cambodia’s nearly 17 million people have received at least two shots. China’s Sinovac and SinoPharma vaccines account for most vaccinations.

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