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Interior ministry officials, families to get 4th booster

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Interior minister Sar Kheng gets vaccinated against Covid-19 In February last year. INTERIOR MINISTRY

Interior ministry officials, families to get 4th booster

The Ministry of Interior will begin administering the fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine to officials, retirees and their families starting May 30.

Sak Setha, the ministry’s permanent secretary of state, said on May 26 that “16 May Hospital” had been designated as the vaccination site.

He said the ministry’s Covid-19 Prevention Commission will provide the fourth dose to all officials, from secretaries of state to the national police, civil servants, prison staff, retirees and their immediate family members.

“Those who will receive the fourth dose need to have received their third dose at least four months [prior to May 30],” he said.

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the start of the fourth vaccination campaign for frontline workers, high-risk individuals and medical personnel in early January using the Pfizer vaccine.

According to the Ministry of Health’s report, as of May 25 more than 2.4 million people in the Kingdom had received their fourth dose.

Or Vandine, health ministry’s secretary of state and head of the national Covid-19 vaccination committee, said on May 26 in an audio message that the government has taken care of the people by setting out six key strategies to succeed in the fight against Covid-19.

She said that among the six are two Covid-19 vaccination strategies – the first being to rely on China as the primary source of vaccines and the second being the blossom strategy that begins vaccinations at key population centers before expanding the perimeter of coverage in all directions.

“The prime minister set out a blossoming strategy, so that every community has the opportunity to be properly vaccinated,” she said.

Vandine reiterated that although the Covid-19 situation has improved markedly, precautionary measures must still be taken to prevent any recurrences.

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