China has fully vaccinated more than 1 billion inhabitants against Covid-19. This is more than 70 percent of the population. A total of 2.16 billion corona shots have been taken, more than a third of all vaccinations worldwide.
China, which has about 1.4 billion inhabitants, started vaccinating almost ten months ago. It now uses seven different vaccines produced domestically. However, due to the extra infectious Delta variant, there are doubts about the effectiveness of the vaccines and the limit for herd immunity.
Risk groups are currently being given an extra shot, the so-called booster shot. This concerns, for example, people over 60. There are also two vaccines available for children aged three years and older, but only children aged twelve and over are vaccinated. More than nine in ten children aged twelve to seventeen have been fully vaccinated.
The Asian country uses strict measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. For example, travelling to China has been virtually impossible since the start of the pandemic. Another example is the strict testing policy. Sometimes massive corona tests are carried out, as is now the case in two million cities in Fujian province due to an outbreak.
The coronavirus was first diagnosed in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019. Subsequently, the lung virus was also discovered in other countries. However, it is still not clear exactly where and how the virus originated. The World Health Organization (WHO) wants to research the origin in China for the second time, but China does not like that.