After a difficult start, China has entered an intensive vaccination campaign since early April, while maintaining strict isolation to control the virus.
Stay true to its strategy With no coronavirus, China plans to vaccinate children from the age of 3. “Sinovac has conducted clinical studies on minors since the beginning of the year. Phase I and Phase II clinical trials have been completed. Hundreds of cases have shown that after vaccination, this group is as safe as the group of adults over 18 years of age.”, On June 4, Yin Weidong, CEO of Kexing Biotechnology, one of the leading companies in China’s industry, said. Another large listed company, Sinopharm, issued a similar statement shortly afterwards. The company uses the same technology as Kexing (inactivated vaccine).
Currently, vaccination only involves people over 18 years of age. “According to the specific circumstances of the epidemic, the requirements for epidemic prevention and control, and the characteristics of the target age group, China will entrust medical experts to formulate detailed policies for the recently authorized vaccination of the elderly from 3 to 17 years old, and ensure that efforts are made by the competent authorities to be safe and effective Way to apply”, Cui Gang, a member of the National Health Commission, said on June 11.
Vaccination centers in Beijing interviewed afterwards stated that they had not received any instructions. Parents hope to believe that if children are vaccinated, it will be done on a voluntary basis and will be organized within the framework of the school, just like other vaccination activities. “At least if they plan to vaccinate our children, it is because they are convinced that China’s vaccines will not have a negative impact. Otherwise, the authorities will not take this risk”, Reassure a mother who does not want to be vaccinated.
So far, Beijing has approved seven vaccines, all of which are Chinese: five inactivated vaccines, a recombinant adenovirus vaccine, and a recombinant protein subunit vaccine. The World Health Organization “emergency” approved Sinopharm’s inactivated vaccine and Kexing’s inactivated vaccine on May 8 and May 1, respectively.Yes June.
After a rather arduous start, China began an intensive vaccination campaign in April. Even very dense. As many as 20 million doses were injected every day in early June, accounting for more than half of the daily doses used worldwide (about 35 million). The authorities’ goal: to vaccinate 560 million people by the end of June, with priority given to high-risk groups and Beijing residents.Yes In July, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China was celebrated. As of June 14, 904 million doses of vaccine have been injected. In Beijing, 17.8 million people received 33.1 million doses.