06/20/2021 2:06 PM
Updated 06/20/2021 2:06 PM
more than 1 billion doses of
, the Health Ministry announced on Sunday, without specifying the percentage of the population that has received a full vaccination.
The number of injected doses
represents more than a third of the world total
By Friday, the world had passed the barrier of 2.5 billion doses, according to an AFP tally based on official sources.
The Chinese did not rush to get vaccinated because
the virus has been almost eradicated
in the country for more than a year, thanks to mandatory quarantines, mass tests and mobile applications to control movements.
The lack of initially available data on Chinese vaccines and past adulterated dose scandals in China also
contributed to the demotivation of some people.
Beijing with tourists.
There were almost no deaths from coronavirus in recent days.
Given this, the government and companies
residents and employees to get vaccinated.
In some cases, the authorities offer purchase vouchers or eggs to encourage vaccination.
1,010 million doses
have already been administered
, the Ministry of Health specified.
The health authorities reported this Sunday
23 new cases in 24 hours,
all from abroad and who were placed in isolation.
China hopes to have
at least 70% of its population
before this year, or about 1 billion people.
are currently approved
in the country
, all Chinese: one from the private laboratory Sinovac, two from the state giant Sinopharm and one from the pharmaceutical company CanSino Biologics.
The vaccine from the German company
could also receive the green light in the coming months, thanks in part to an agreement with a local partner.
There have only been
from covid-19 in 13 months in China.
Shops, restaurants and bars reopened in the spring of 2020 and public opinion is generally very satisfied with the government's handling of the crisis.
China's national vaccination campaign
is open to people over 18 years of age
The country has approved the emergency use of domestic inactivated vaccines in people aged 3 to 17 years.
Detailed policies for inoculation of this age group will be formulated based on the specific COVID-19 situation.
At least 70 percent of the target population in China is expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before the close of this year, according to Zeng Yixin, deputy director of the commission.
The large-scale vaccination campaign carried out in China has shown that Chinese COVID-19 vaccines are safe, Zeng said, noting that the incidence rates of common side effects and abnormal reactions caused by COVID vaccines -19
were below the average figures
reported for various vaccines included in the country's regular vaccination plans in 2019.
Source: AFP and Xinhua
Source: AFP and Xinhua
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