1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccination are administered in China
By Saturday, China had given more than 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines as part of the country’s biggest vaccination campaign in New China’s history.
According to daily reports from the National Health Commission, the nation only needed five days to reach its most recent 100-million dosage increase (NHC).
Since late March, China has increased the number of free Covid-19 vaccines available to the whole country. China required 25 days to go from 100 million to 200 million doses, 16 days to go from 200 million to 300 million doses, and six days to get from 800 million to 900 million doses.
Since last year, a total of 21 Covid-19 vaccines have entered clinical testing in China. Four vaccinations have received conditional marketing clearance thus far, while three more have been approved for emergency use in the country.
The national immunization program in China is accessible to everyone above the age of 18. The use of domestic inactivated vaccinations on children aged 3 to 17 has been authorized as an emergency measure. Based on the particular Covid-19 scenario, detailed rules for inoculation of this age group will be developed.
According to Zeng Yixin, deputy chairman of the NHC, at least 70% of the target population in China is anticipated to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of this year.
According to Zeng, the country’s large-scale vaccination campaign has proven that Chinese Covid-19 vaccines are safe, noting that the incidence rates of common side effects and abnormal reactions caused by the Covid-19 vaccines were both lower than the average figures reported by various vaccines included in the country’s regular vaccination plans in 2019.