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New third-dose jab drive in capital starts January 3

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A young adult receives his second dose of Sinovac vaccine in the capital's Chroy Changvar district in August. Hong Menea

New third-dose jab drive in capital starts January 3

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration on December 24 said it will kick off a new Covid-19 booster shot campaign on January 3 for people aged 12-18 who received a second dose at least four months ago, at 42 total locations in all of the capital’s 14 districts.

Earlier jab drives led to the successful first- and second-dose vaccination of members of this age group, it noted in a statement.

The Post understands that fourth doses will not be made available to the public at this time, although Prime Minister Hun Sen on December 23 announced plans to administer the second booster shots to 500,000 frontline health workers including members of the armed forces.

The Ministry of Health on December 23 reported that Cambodia had vaccinated 89.00 per cent of the estimated 16 million population with at least a first coronavirus jab. Currently only children aged five and up are eligible for a Covid shot.

More than 3.27 million people nationwide have received a booster to date, the ministry said.

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