China: COVID-19 Vaccines – Announcements/Regulatory Actions/Deployment

China: COVID-19 Vaccines – Announcements/Regulatory Actions/Deployment

Over 2.3 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Chinese mainland
More than 2.3 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered on the Chinese mainland as of Thursday, data from the National Health Commission showed on Nov 5.

Booster shots recommended
China’s leading pulmonologists affirmed the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots and warned that elderly people should pay more attention to disease prevention, as many of them have not yet been vaccinated

China provides 1.6 billion vaccine doses for int’l community: Xi
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday said China has provided over 1.6 billion doses of vaccines for more than 100 countries and international organizations to date.

Xi calls for enhancing vaccine accessibility, affordability in developing countries
China is ready to work with all parties to enhance vaccine accessibility and affordability in developing countries and make positive contribution to building a global line of defense through vaccination, President Xi Jinping said on Saturday.

Xi calls for advancing mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccines
President Xi Jinping on Saturday called for equal treatment of different vaccines and advancing mutual recognition of vaccines in accordance with the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use Listing.