COVID-19 vaccination drives ongoing in Cambodia, Malaysia hinh anh 1People are vaccinated against COVID-19 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on May 20, 2021. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Cambodia is looking forward to obtaining herd immunity by November, while Malaysia has granted conditional approval for CanSino Biologics and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Within the next few days, Cambodia will have vaccinated three million people towards its target of 10 million, according to Ministry of Health spokeswoman Or Vandine.

Vandine, who is also chairwoman of the national Covid-19 vaccination commission, wrote on Twitter that Cambodians are vaccinated as quickly as possible.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to take control of the leadership of the National Committee to Combat COVID-19, with five deputy ministers as deputy chairmen.

According to the health ministry’s report on June 13, Cambodia has vaccinated 2,939,543 people nationwide, accounting for 29.40 percent of the target number of 10 million people vaccinated.

The country on June 15 confirmed 495 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths, pushing the country's number of infections to 39,464 and the death toll to 361. As many as 604 patients were given the all-clear, taking the total number of recoveries to 33,571.  

Malaysia has granted conditional approval for emergency use to the single dose COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by China's CanSino Biologics and the US drug maker Johnson & Johnson, the government said on June 15.

Malaysia would obtain Johnson & Johnson's vaccines via the global COVAX facility, the health ministry said in a statement.

The government has said previously it had secured 3.5 million doses of CanSino's shot, though it has yet to receive any shipments of the vaccine.

Malaysia has secured a total of 79.5 million vaccines, including those manufactured by Britain's AstraZeneca and Chinese firm Sinovac. A total of 3.28 million people, about 10 percent of the population, have received at least one dose as of Monday, government records show.

Malaysia reported 5,419 new cases on June 15, bringing total infections to 667,876./.