China puts the vaccine rollout elsewhere in Asia in perspective as it confirms this week dose delivery hit the half-year target on Wednesday.
Global Times, an official English language media channel, reported the country had reached its goal of vaccinating about 40% of the population.
Some provinces managed to reach the target early. Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province passed the mark on Monday, recording 3.2 million doses administered to about 1.7 million people. Other provinces like Central China’s Hunan, East China’s Anhui and South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region also confirmed that they had finished ahead of the Wednesday target date.
According to the National Health Commission, China administered about 1.23 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines as of Tuesday. That was nearly half of the 3 billion doses administered globally.
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