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 program.
“We are willing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on vaccines to vaccinate people in order to attract billions of dollars for the economy in return.”
Cambodia has been using vaccines made by China’s Sinovac and Sinopharm and the British-developed AstraZeneca vaccine on adults and has also been vaccinating children over 12. The health ministry said the Sinovac vaccine would be given to children aged 6 to 12.
Chile and the United Arab Emirates have also approved vaccinating younger children, while Cuba is administering shots masse to toddlers. In China, a government disease control expert on Thursday said the country should consider vaccinating children under 12.
In the United States, top health officials believe the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech could be authorized for children aged 5 to 11 next month.
Cambodia’s tourism- and manufacturing-led economy contracted 3.1 percent last year and is forecast to grow 4 percent this year, the World Bank says.
The country has recorded more than 102,000 coronavirus cases and more than 2,000 deaths since the pandemic began, the vast majority this year.
- Nail polish, makeup spur one ER visit every two hours for young children
- Agape-sponsored class helps mothers learn the importance of talking with their young children
- Rising Neighborhood Inequality in U.S. Driven by Parents With Young Children
- Florida DOH Promotes Benefits of Vaccinations For Young Children
- Mum warns other parents not to take young children on slide
- How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States
- Here’s how to get your children ready for flu season
- Health Officials: It's Time to Give Flu Vaccine Another Shot
- Protecting children or vexing anti-vaxxers?
- Routine infant rotavirus vaccination tied to fewer hospitalizations
- Routine infant rotavirus vaccination tied to fewer hospitalisations
- Does rotavirus vaccine lower risk of children getting Type 1 diabetes?
- Factors influencing children’s health: Immunizations
- An Island Nation’s Health Experiment: Vaccines Delivered by Drone
- Argos, Asda and Amazon criticised for selling adult-style make-up sets to children as young as THREE
- Marks & Spencer attacked for selling padded bras to girls as young as nine
- SMart Center helps children with selective mutism find their voice
- Phones are causing horns to grow from young people's skulls, researchers claim
- Three children found slaughtered and wrapped in garbage bags on a Giza street
- Winning mealtime: How to nourish your children and stop catering to picky eaters
Cambodia starts coronavirus vaccinations for young children have 424 words, post on e.vnexpress.net at September 18, 2021. This is cached page on Talk Vietnam. If you want remove this page, please contact us.