Cambodia inoculates over 12 million people, Thailand speeds up vaccinations hinh anh 1 A resident in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, gets vaccinated against COVID-19. (Source: Xinhua/VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) Cambodia’s number of vaccinated people had exceeded 12 million, while Thailand has set a goal of injecting about 50 million people or 70 percent of its population by the end of this year.

Cambodia has administered at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines to 12.05 million people, or 75.3 percent of the nation’s 16-million population, between February 10 and September 19, said the health ministry's secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine.

Of them, over 10.3 million, or 64.4 percent, have been fully vaccinated with both required shots, while 830,814, or 5.2 percent, have received a booster dose.

As of September 19, some 98.27 percent of 10 million target adults, 88 percent of nearly 2 million target adolescents aged from 12 to under 18, and 25.94 percent of almost 1.9 million target children aged from six to under 12 have taken at least one dose, she said.

Cambodia reported 622 new COVID-19 cases and 14 new fatalities on September 20, pushing the national total caseload to 104,716 and the overall death toll to 2,123. The total number of recoveries stood at 97,700.

Meanwhile, in Thailand, 43.7 percent of the population received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to data published on September 19.

The Department of Disease Control's Director Opas Karnkawinpong said the health authorities are planning to have at least 50 percent of the national population to be vaccinated with one dose by the end of September.

The Thai Government said it will administer up to 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines per day from September 24 onward. The initiative is intended to speed up the reopening efforts and revive the economy, just in time before the high tourism season of November and December.

Thailand logged 12,709 infections and 106 deaths on September 20, bringing up its totals to 1,489,186 and 15,469, respectively./.
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