Cambodia will begin vaccinating 5-year-old children against Covid-19 using the Chinese Sinovac jab on Monday, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
“Five-year-old children in all 25 cities and provinces will receive two doses of Sinovac vaccine from November 1, 2021 onwards and an interval between the first and second doses is 28 days,” MoH’s Secretary of State Or Vandine said in the statement.
Parents or legal guardians must bring their children’s birth certificates, family record books, or passports when they take their children for the vaccination, according to local news reports.
The latest move comes after the Southeast Asian country administered at least one dose of a Covid vaccine to 13.7 million people aged six and older, or 85.6% of its 16-million population, according to the Ministry of Health.
According to the report, 13.05 million, or 81.6 percent, have been fully immunised, and 1.83 million, or 11.4 percent, have received a third or booster dose.