Despite the fact that the disease has not been seen in Cambodia for 26 days, Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged people to get vaccinated against Covid-19. He assured the gathering that Cambodia will begin using the domestically produced Covid-19 vaccine in 2024.
In a special audio message delivered on June 1, 2022, Prime Minister Hun Sen declared that the Cambodian pharmaceutical industry will work with Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac in 2024, supplying the Royal Government with almost 35 million doses per year. The objective is to give the Royal Government with over 104 million doses for three years, till 2026.
“Today, I’d like to inform all venerable monks, as well as our neighbours, that we have decided to sign an agreement to purchase the vaccine, and an additional 104,873,157 doses will be packed in our nation for the three-year need, from 2024 to 2026,” he said.
From 2022 to 2023, he says, Cambodia will use vaccines provided by other countries as well as vaccines purchased by Cambodia.
He claimed that no cases of Covid-19 have been found in Cambodia in the last 26 days, indicating that immunisation has been successful; nonetheless, he warned citizens that the disease is still on high alert, urging them to acquire both the basic and booster doses of the vaccine.
He went on to say that the Royal Government does not charge people money for immunisation, even if it is given in the tenth dose.
Over 9 million of the more than 13 million people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 have received the third dose, and over 2.5 million have received the fourth dose, according to the Prime Minister.