BEIJING, July 22 (Hfrance.fr) - Beijing, the capital of China, has fully vaccinated nearly 91% of its adult residents against COVID-19, according to data municipal government as the country expands nationwide immunization efforts.
Some 17.7 million people, or 90.8 % of adult residents of Beijing, had been vaccinated as of July 21, the city announced Thursday the authorities via the networkssocial. This is about 80.8% of its total population of 21.9 million.
Comprehensive adult vaccinations in other major Chinese cities have also made significant progress, with Shanghai and Wuhan exceeding the rates by 80% and 77% respectively, local authorities said.
China said on Thursday it had administered 1.49 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of July 21, but it does not
The vaccination rate in China slowed to about 11.8 million doses per day on average in July, from an average of nearly 20 million in June, while vaccination rates in some provinces were lower than observed in major cities.
Northern Shanxi Province said that 46.7% of its adultshad received two doses as of July 20, while the full inoculation rate for adults in eastern Zhejiang was 49.8% as of July 19.
China is expected to vaccinate at least 70% of target groups by the end of this year, Zeng Yixin, vice chairman of the National Health Commission, told the agency last month. Xinhua official press release. , without giving details on the groups.
Shanxi said he aims to achieve at least a 91.2% vaccination rate for people over 12 in the second half of this year, without specifying whether the goal is a full vaccination rate or not. Report by Roxanne Liu and Ryan Woo Editing by M ark Heinrich
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