Third-Dose Vaccination Locations: Where and When to Get Booster Shots

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Phnom Penh kicked off a third-dose vaccination drive this week with close to 100 locations across the city where residents who are fully vaccinated can go and get a shot of the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine.

Residents wanting to get a third dose will need to produce their vaccine card and an official identification document, and can get a third dose four months after their second shot. Centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., according to official documents. A local official, however, has told VOD that vaccine recipients are also expected to bring an invitation letter signed by the commune chief, and they will be given priority over those who do not bring a letter.

The following map has the locations of currently active vaccine centers, though some points are marked as approximate due to lack of information. VOD has called local officials to clarify unclear listings where possible. Three districts will not begin vaccinations until October 30. Those districts have not yet been mapped.

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Residents of Chamkarmon, Prampi Makara, Toul Kork, Dangkao, Meanchey, Russei Keo, Sen Sok, Pur Senchey, Chbar Ampov, Kambol and Boeng Keng Kang can get a third dose now, but those living in Daun Penh, Chroy Changva, Prek Pnov have to wait till October 30.

The government has fully vaccinated 11.7 million people with four different Covid-19 vaccines, and administered third doses to 981,000 people, according to Health Ministry statistics.

The booster campaign will be split between the Ministry of Health and Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, which had organized the vaccination campaign in Phnom Penh’s red zones back in April. Medical personnel from the Health Ministry will handle eight districts in the capital and the military will vaccinate residents in six districts.

The government has already given a booster shot of AstraZeneca to its officials, frontline defenders and military personnel and their families. Residents who were fully vaccinated with Sinovac or Sinopharm were supposed to get AstraZeneca but the government’s notification only offers a third shot of Sinovac.

Phnom Penh vaccination centers from October 11:

Boeng Keng KangToul Svay Prey Health Center, Ponhea Hok Primary School, Toul Svay Prey Primary School
ChamkarmonPhsar Doeum Thkav Health Center, Toul Tom Poung Primary School, Boeng Trabek Primary School, Toul Tom Poung 2 Primary School
Chbar AmpovChbar Ampov Referral Hospital, Niroth Health Center, Prek Aeng Health Center, Kbal Koh Health Center, Prek Thmey Health Center, Veal Sbov Primary School, Prek Pra Krom Primary School, Brachumvong Primary School
DangkaoSambo Meas Primary School, Borey New World market, Choeung Ek Primary School, Kouk Ampil pagoda, Prey Sar Primary School, Wat Ha Primary School, Prey Veng pagoda, Pong Teuk Primary School, Kraing Pongro Primary School, Kampong Kdol Primary School, Prek Kampeus Primary School, Borey New World Kuor Srov 3 market, Spean Thma Primary School, Tien Primary School, Kong Noy Primary School
KambolKambol pagoda, Snguon Pich pagoda, Snao commune hall, Ang Sdok pagoda, Boeng Thom commune hall, Toul Key Primary School, Svay Meas pagoda, Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone
MeancheyChak Angre Loeu Primary School, Former Sports Wear Factory, Dambouk Khpuos Primary School, Sansam Kosal Primary School, Stung Meanchey Primary School, Phum Russei Primary School, Lim Chheanghak market*
Prampi MakaraPhnom Penh Referral Hospital, Olympia medical clinic, Bak Touk Primary School
Pur SencheyCanadia Park, ISI Football Court, Meng Da factory, Prey Speu pagoda, Lorn City market, Trapaing Krasaing commune hall, Vocational Training Institute, Ly Kea restaurant, Lem Lai factory
Russei KeoRussei Keo Primary School, Chamroeun Rath Primary School, Toul Sangke pagoda, Toul Santhivon pagoda
Sen SokCambodia-China Friendship Hospital, Khmounh Health Center, Krang Thnong Health Center, Borey New World Aeon 2, The Queen restaurant, Yamabiko Primary School
Toul KorkPremium Football Court St. 347, Santhormuk Primary School, Boeng Salang Primary School, Anukwat Primary School, Mittapheap Primary School, Toul Kork Primary School
*A reader says vaccinations at Lim Chheanghak market have been moved to a nearby pagoda. We have yet to confirm this with an official.
Source: Phnom Penh City Hall; GMAC translation. Some locations have been edited based on information from local officials.

Compiled by Mech Dara, Ananth Baliga and Michael Dickison

Updated on October 19 with local official’s comment on invitation letters.

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