Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Friday told parents and legal guardians of adolescents aged from 12 to 17 years old to get them ready for COVID-19 vaccinations.
In an audio message released publicly, the prime minister said there are around 2 million adolescents in the Southeast Asian nation.
“I’d like to call on parents and legal guardians to get ready to bring their children and grandchildren to receive the vaccines when the time comes,” Hun Sen said. “We want to achieve herd immunity which will enable us to reopen socio-economic activities, especially schools that we have closed and allowed only distance learning through online systems. This is a loss for us.”