China administered 65 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far.
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As of Sunday, China has administered more than 65 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. In Beijing alone, 10 million doses were administered.
China was among the first countries to start administering the vaccine. Its vaccination rate has fallen behind that of Israel and United States. The country aims to administer 4 million doses a day from the current rate of a million per day, to reach the target of vaccinating 40% of the Chinese population by end of June 2021.
Tian Yulong who works with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology believes that the pace of 4 million doses a day will be reached.
Chinese vaccine manufacturers are still expanding, and with the continuous release of production capacity, the output will gradually increaseTian Yulong.
Mr. Yulong did not reveal any information about the vaccine production rate in China.