The Peoples Republic of China has hit the milestone of having administered over 1 Billion Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccines.
China reached the unchallenged milestone by Saturday having administered almost 40% of all vaccine doses administered globally (2.5Bn).
By Saturday, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement that they had administered a total of 1,010,489,000 doses.
Of these does, 100 Million does were given out in the last five days according to Xinhua News Agency a Chinese state owned news network.
It took China 25 days to climb from 100 million doses to 200 million doses, 16 days to increase from 200 million to 300 million, and six days from 800 million to 900 million,” Xinhua reported.
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China’s mass vaccination drive is fueled by two of the world’s major COVID-19 vaccines, Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines.
Whereas the country had managed to contain the virus, recent outbreaks in Anhui and Liaoning provinces and Guangdong provinces have raised fears of a possible outbreak of another wave of Coronavirus which has forced various people to rush for vaccination.
China has also started vaccinating people who are below 18 with teenagers being eligible to receive Sinovac and Sinopharm shots.
With its 1.4 Billion populations, the percentage of the population inoculated is still behind that of United States and United Kingdom.