China reports around 290 mln vaccinations against coronavirus

# 18:22
6 May 2021

Chinese doctors, as part of a massive campaign to vaccinate the population against coronavirus, have given the country's residents almost 290 mln vaccinations, the National Health Commission of China announced on Thursday, APA reports citing TASS.

According to the statement, as of May 5, 2021, a total of 289.627 mln vaccinations were made against the new type of coronavirus.

Vaccinations for priority populations in China began on December 15, 2020. As of the end of February, the Chinese authorities have distributed vaccines among 54.52 mln residents of the country. By April 1, 126.6 mln vaccinations were made, and by May 1, already 270.41 mln.

Earlier, China's top epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan talked about the plans of the authorities to vaccinate about 40% of the country’s residents by June. The population of China reaches around 1.4 bln people.