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China has completed vaccinating over 70% of its population against COVID-19 – data

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BEIJING, Sept 16 (Reuters) – China has completed vaccinating over 70% of its 1.4 billion population against COVID-19 with full doses, data from health authorities showed on Thursday.

A total of 1.01 billion people in China have been administered with a full course of vaccinations as of Sept. 15, Mi Feng, a spokesperson at China’s National Health Commission, told a news briefing.

Five out of the seven COVID shots being used in China are two-dose products, including the most used ones from Sinovac Biotech and state-backed Sinopharm. 

Photo: A file photo of a woman walking past a mural painting in Shanghai, China. EPA-EFE/ALEX PLAVEVSKI

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