Saturday, 4 December, 2021

China completes vaccination of 75.96pc of its population

BEIJING: China had given 1.072 billion people complete Covid-19 vaccine doses by November 5, Mi Feng, spokesman at the National Health Commission, told a briefing on Saturday.

That accounts for 75.96 percent of the nation's 1.41 billion people, Reuters calculation showed.

A total of 37.97 million people in China had received a booster shot as of Friday, commission official Wu Liangyou said at the briefing.

The commission said in a bulletin that China had administered 2.312 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines by the end of November 5, an increase of about 8.9 million from the previous day.