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China has given 75.96% of population complete COVID-19 vaccine doses – Metro US

China has given 75.96% of population complete COVID-19 vaccine doses

A staff member gastures to a person to enter a
A staff member gastures to a person to enter a booth to get a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination center in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) – China had given 1.072 billion people complete COVID-19 vaccine doses by Nov. 5, Mi Feng, spokesman at the National Health Commission, told a briefing on Saturday.

That accounts for 75.96% of the nation’s 1.41 billion people, Reuters calculation showed.

A total of 37.97 million people in China had received a booster shot as of Friday, commission official Wu Liangyou said at the briefing.

The commission said in a bulletin that China had administered 2.312 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of Nov. 5, an increase of about 8.9 million from the previous day.

(Reporting by Roxanne Liu and David Stanway; Editing by William Mallard)

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