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80% of adults in Beijing have completed COVID-19 vaccination
Published: Jun 16, 2021 07:43 PM
A medical worker prepares to administer a dose of the recombinant COVID-19 vaccine (adenovirus type 5 vector) which requires only one shot at a temporary vaccination site in Haidian District of Beijing, capital of China, May 20, 2021. Photo: Xinhua

A medical worker prepares to administer a dose of the recombinant COVID-19 vaccine (adenovirus type 5 vector) which requires only one shot at a temporary vaccination site in Haidian District of Beijing, capital of China, May 20, 2021. Photo: Xinhua



Some 17.9 million adults in Beijing have received COVID-19 vaccines, and 15.6 million have completed their inoculation, accounting for 80 percent of the city's population.

An 80-percent inoculation rate is deemed enough to achieve herd immunity, experts have said previously.

The city has administered 33.4 million doses of vaccines to its residents, while National Health Commission revealed that 924 million doses have been given nationwide as of Tuesday.

Experts and observers believe that China is expected to establish an immunity barrier against COVID-19 by the end of this year or early next year, as domestic vaccine production capacity and the public health system's vaccination capacity have been greatly improved. Citizens are also becoming more motivated to get vaccinated.

Global Times
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