China, which is speeding up the vaccination of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), has started to encourage vaccination, saying that it has been confirmed that there are few cases of side effects of the vaccine.
According to Chinese media such as People’s Daily and Global Times on the 29th, the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) inoculated 265 million doses of the vaccine from December 15 of last year to April 30 of last year. 31,434 cases were reported.
This is the first time the Chinese government has announced side effects of its own vaccine.
By side effect type, general side effects such as fever and swelling accounted for the most at 82.96%, while adverse reactions such as allergies accounted for 17.04%.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this equates to 11.86 adverse events per 100,000 doses, which is lower than the rate of adverse events reported after the 2019 flu vaccine.
Peng Duo-jia (封多佳), president of the China Vaccine Industry Association, said in an interview with the Global Times that the announcement of side effects will not only increase confidence in the Chinese vaccine, but also help increase the willingness of other countries to vaccinate China.
For the successful hosting of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, China is promoting vaccination with the goal of achieving herd immunity by vaccinating 70-80% of its 1.4 billion population by the end of this year.
Recently, as new cases of COVID-19 have emerged from Anhui and Liaoning provinces, there is an atmosphere of encouraging domestic vaccination.
Meanwhile, China’s National Health Commission (National Health Commission) announced on the 29th that the number of vaccinations exceeded 600 million.
As of the previous day, according to the Health Commission, 629,991 doses of vaccines had been administered in 31 provinces in China.
It has been 5 days since the number of vaccinations exceeded 500 million on the 23rd.
China recorded 100 million doses of vaccine on March 27, and the period for an additional 100 million doses is 25 days (200 million doses), 16 days (300 million doses), 9 days (400 million doses), 7 days (500 million doses), It is being shortened to 5 days (600 million times).
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