Cambodia started vaccinating children aged 6 to 12 against COVID-19 on Friday, joining a small number of countries to inoculate minors of elementary school age, as it seeks to expand its immunisation programme and revive its economy.
Of Cambodia’s more than 16 million people, 10 million have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far, one of the highest rates in Southeast Asia.
“We vaccinate people not only to save lives but to save the economy and society. Reopening of the economy and society is necessary,” Prime Minister Hun Sen said at the launch of the programme.
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