As government rolls out AstraZeneca booster shots for border workers, tycoons told to wait

A box containing 332,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine donated by Japan arrives at Phnom Penh International airport, July 23, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Cambodian frontline workers at the Thai border who are fully vaccinated with Chinese-made inoculations are now receiving third-shot boosters of AstraZeneca serum, but the general public will have to wait to get theirs — tycoons included.

Cambodian government begins vaccinating children as young as 12, while prime minister announces third dose campaign

Children between the ages of 12 and 17 receive their first dose of Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine in Phnom Penh, August 1, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The Cambodian government on Sunday began its campaign to vaccinate children aged 12 to 17, beginning in Phnom Penh, while the prime minister announced they would soon start a program to provide a third “booster” dose of AstraZeneca to adults who have already been fully vaccinated with the Chinese Sinopharm or Sinovac vaccines.

Cambodia receives first batch of US-made Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 vaccines donated by the US to Cambodia through the international COVAX mechanism arrive at Phnom Penh International airport, July 30, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Cambodia received half a million single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Friday, the first portion of more than one million doses donated by the US government through the international COVAX mechanism. The country will also receive another 415,000 doses of AstraZeneca donated from the United Kingdom as well.

Cambodia receives first batch of AstraZeneca donations from Japan; announces Aug 1 start for child vaccinations

A box with 332,000 doses of AstraZeneca donated by Japan arrives at Phnom Penh International airport on Friday night, July 23, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Cambodia received 332,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday, the first portion of one million doses donated by Japanese government.

Cambodia blocks Vietnam border amid growing COVID-19 outbreak

A woman receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Phnom Penh, Picture taken on April 1, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The Cambodian government has announced a one-month ban on travel across the border to Vietnam in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19. The government has also extended the period between first and second doses of the Chinese-made Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines from two to three weeks.