The vaccination was rolled out from March 2021, a month after the community outbreak event named 20th February which was started from Phnom Penh. The number of cases keeps rising up from time to time in a very worrying scenario.

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The government decided to start the vaccination campaign which was begun by front-line workers, medical staff, police, teachers, and other relevant parties.

Until now we have spent nearly five months on the mission that we are challenging with time, the number of new cases, and the number of vaccines we received. But now things have changed after citizens were vaccinated.

epa09121754 A garment worker is injected with a dose of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination drive held at an industrial park in Phnom Penh, ? Cambodia, 08 April 2021. Cambodian health authorities prepared 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to vaccinate garment workers in Phnom Penh for the first phase. EPA-EFE/MAK REMISSA

In the main goal, the government set the plan to get 10 million citizens to be vaccinated. Now Cambodia has reached another milestone in early September. We have vaccinated 94.25% out of 10million in the goal for the adult from 18-year-old up.

The number of people getting vaccinated can also indicate that Cambodia now is on the way to reopen the country’s economy in the near future. Apart from that, the government also has started the vaccination rollout for children from 12 to under 18 as the plan wants to open the school.

So, as we can see, Cambodia is now on the right trail to fight the outbreak. However, the recommendation from the ministry of health is still strongly required to stop the spread out.
Now, Cambodia is starting to reopen schools, and we all are looking for a change after everyone gets vaccinated.