Prime Minister Hun Sen on February 4 told relevant ministries and institutions to accelerate the Covid-19 booster vaccination rollout, to develop herd immunity.
Speaking at a Council of Ministers session, the premier also called on the medically eligible but unvaccinated population to get the jab at any place available.
He noted that the fourth-dose vaccination campaign is currently focused on government officials, armed forces and Phnom Penh residents, and would expand to the provinces once cold storage capacity reaches a sufficient level.
“The government of Cambodia is doing its utmost to avoid another death from Covid-19, by ensuring that the Kingdom does not lack vaccines for our people, as long as the pandemic persists,” he said.
Hun Sen also hailed the "good progress" in the Kingdom's economic recovery, which he said led to an increase of tax revenues and economic activities.
This "good progress" will compensate for the heightened government expenditures throughout the pandemic, he said.
According to the Ministry of Health’s vaccination report, 89.74 per cent of Cambodia's estimated 16 million population have received at least a first dose of a Covid-19 jab.
Additionally, nearly six million people have taken a third dose, while 480,000 have gotten a fourth.