Authorities vaccinate cows for lumpy skin disease in Kampong Chhnang province's Svay Rompear commune, in a photo posted to the Agriculture Ministry's Facebook page on August 26, 2021.

Vaccination Campaign Launched for Cows

The Agriculture Ministry has launched a lumpy skin disease vaccination campaign for cattle starting with priority provinces after more than 30,000 animals have contracted the disease, an official said.

Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks for more than four hours during the launch of children's vaccination campaign, in a photo posted to the premier's Facebook page on August 1, 2021.

Hun Sen Launches Youth Vaccinations With Political Speech

With just over a year left on a political ban for opposition officials, Prime Minister Hun Sen said he would hand out “rehabilitation” pardons only if it “makes me pleased,” while saying he would stay in power until he “no longer wants to do it anymore.”

People queue for vaccines on the street in front of Phnom Penh's Stung Meanchey primary school on May 11, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Phnom Penh Claims 99.2 Percent Vaccinations as Campaign Closes

Health Ministry spokesperson Or Vandine posted a speech on Thursday saying that 2.13 million people had been vaccinated with at least their first doses in Phnom Penh — or 99.2 percent of the city’s population. She also raised the possibility of securing third doses for people in the future.

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Longer Delay Recommended Between Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

Recent research and manufacturer guidelines say some of the Covid-19 vaccines available in Cambodia are likely more effective when individuals wait longer for their second shots, as vaccines have been distributed in some cases at an interval as short as two weeks.