After the corona plague broke out in its territory, China is the first country, and may also be the only one, to have managed to provide its population with more than a billion doses of vaccine against the virus. The amount of vaccine doses with which the Chinese have been vaccinated constitutes almost 40% of the vaccine doses used worldwide, about one billion from about 2.5 billion. The achievement of the Chinese health system comes after a faltering start to the vaccination campaign in the country, when at the end of March the number of vaccinated was significantly lower than in the United States.
In the last week alone, more than 100 million vaccine doses have been given across China, and more than 500 million have been given in the last month. The country’s media reported that it took China 25 days to reach from 100 million vaccines to 200 million, 16 days to reach from 200 million to 300 million, and only 6 days to reach from 800 million to 900 million. At the same time, the vaccine ratio for the population in China is still lower than in countries such as Israel, the United States and the United Kingdom.
After the severe crisis that befell part of the country following the virus, China managed to contain the outbreak of the plague. Recent eruptions have increased residents’ fears and caused an increase in the percentage of vaccinated. The Chinese have recently started vaccinating boys under the age of 18, and with the help of the strong central government in the country they plan to vaccinate at least 70% of the population before the end of the year.