Beijing plans to vaccinate 40 percent of the country’s nearly 1.4 billion people in the entire month.
China says more than 1 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the country as the world’s most populous country accelerates its immunization program.
The announcement by the National Health Commission (NHC) comes after the number of shootings in the world exceeded 2.5 billion on Friday, according to AFP, according to official estimates.
The NHC did not say how many people were vaccinated. As elsewhere in China, most vaccines are given in two doses.
Vaccination rates have accelerated since the slow start in a country of 1.4 billion people. The total number of doses given has doubled in less than 500 million months, with government growth.
Lack of transparency նախկին Previous vaccine scandals have also led to resistance among the population.
Authorities set an ambitious goal of vaccinating 40 percent of the country’s nearly 1.4 billion people by the end of this month.
Some regions offer free vaccines, encouraging people to increase their numbers. Residents of the central Anhui province were given free eggs, and some Beijing residents received shopping vouchers.
A recent outbreak of the more contagious Delta version of the virus in southern Guangzhou served as a wake-up call for many.
China reported 23 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday.
The country has four conventionally approved vaccines, the published effectiveness of which lags behind Pfizer-BioNTech և և Moderna’s competitive blows և, which have a success rate of 95 և 94%, respectively.
Chinese Sinovac has previously said that its shooting experiments in Brazil have shown that it is 50% effective in preventing infection and և 80% effective in preventing cases that require medical intervention.
Both Sinopharm vaccines have an efficacy of 79% և 72%, respectively, while the overall efficacy of CanSino is 65% after 28 days.
Regulators have not yet approved non-Chinese vaccines, although they do seem to be buying them for vaccines developed by Pfizer և BioNTech.
China is expected to produce more than 3 billion doses of the vaccine this year, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported in April.
Health officials have not said when China will achieve the herd’s immunity or what portion of its vaccine will be sold abroad.