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Beijing Vaccination Rate Tops 80% as China Nears 1 Billion Shots

  • Chinese capital has inoculated more than 80% of adults
  • China set to have administered total 1 billion doses in days

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Beijing has fully vaccinated more than 80% of its adult residents, as the Chinese capital leads other global hubs in the race for herd immunity against Covid-19.

The city has given out a total of 33.4 million Covid vaccine doses since China kicked off its campaign to vaccinate its more than 1.4 billion people in December, according to state-run newspaper the Beijing Daily. Some 15.6 million of the city’s residents had been fully vaccinated as of Wednesday, accounting for 72.4% of its total population.