Cambodia a step closer to herd immunity as total Covid-19 cases is now almost 100,000 on Sunday (Sept 12)

Cambodia has so far vaccinated over 97 per cent of the adult population of 10 million. - Phnom Penh Post/Ann

PHNOM PENH, Sept 12 (Phnom Penh Post/ANN): Cambodia has so far vaccinated over 97 per cent of the adult population of 10 million, according to the national Covid-19 vaccination commission.

The country has also inoculated nearly 1.7 million children, or 86 per cent of 12-17 age group of nearly two million.

These represented 71 per cent of the Cambodia's population of 16 million.

The Ministry of Health on Sunday (Sept 12) reported 662 new Covid-19 cases, 180 of which were imported.

The ministry also reported 12 new deaths and 493 recoveries.

As of Sunday, Cambodia had recorded a total of 99,504 Covid-19 cases with 93,904 recoveries and 2,040 fatalities.

The South-East Asian nation launched a Covid-19 vaccination drive in February targeting to inoculate 12 million people, or 75 percent of the kingdom's 16-million population by the end of this year.

MoH's secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine said some 11.4 million people, or 71.3 percent of the total population, had received at least one vaccine dose, while 9.35 million, or 58.4 percent, had received both required shots and 742,293 had got a third dose or booster dose.

"As of Sept. 10, about 97 percent of the 10 million targeted adults and 86.6 percent of the nearly 2 million targeted adolescents aged 12-17 had taken at least one vaccine dose," she said in a report.

Most of the vaccines used in the country's immunisation program are China's Sinovac and Sinopharm. - Phnom Penh Post/ANN

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