Switzerland (FN), May 22 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen said that jvaccination strategy is the main weapon to fight against COVID19, speaking during a meeting with Cambodians living in European countries, held in Zurich, Switzerland on 21 May 2022.
"Cambodia has so far received more than 52 million doses of vaccines through donations and purchases, with more than 42 million doses used. Among them, the Royal Government of Cambodia allocated the national budget to buy over 28.5 million doses. This indicated that Cambodia does not allow any citizen to die from COVID19.”
The premier emphasized that the kingdom’s COVID19 vaccination program was successful due to its strategy, rolling out vaccines from Phnom Penh and Kandal province, then to other provinces, so called the "blossom approach."
On 20 May 2022, Cambodia announced to launch the COVID19 vaccination campaign of fifth dose on 9 June 2022.
Government officials, diplomats, journalists and artists already received the fourth shot, the premier added.
Cambodia has so far vaccinated nearly 94 percent of the total population. More than 9 million people have received third dose and more than 2.3 million received the fourth shot.