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China’s annual production capacity of COVID-19 vaccines expected to reach 610 million doses by end-2020, official says

Media tour at Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s annual production capacity of COVID-19 vaccines is expected to reach 610 million doses by end-2020, the country’s National Health Commission said on Friday.

Production capacity of the vaccines is forecast to reach 1 billion doses per year by 2021, Zheng Zhongwei,Director General of the Development Centre for Medical Science and Technology of the commission, told a news briefing.

(Reporting by Gariel Crossley; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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