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COVID-19 vaccination drive on track in Jinshan

Jun 9, 2021

Nearly 80 percent of targeted people had been vaccinated in Jinshan District by June 4, local news portal Kankan News reported on Tuesday.

"The medical workers have been working really hard to provide the vaccination service at the community level, they are really tired after long working hours each day for such a long time," a local resident said. "We are so grateful to them."

Nationwide, more than 704.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered by June 2, according to the National Health Commission.

The number of doses administered has continued to rise at an ever-faster rate since China hit the landmark figure of 100 million on March 27.

China took just 25 days to hit the next milestone of administering 200 million doses nationwide. It only took five days to increase vaccine distribution from 600 million doses to 700 million.

A total of 20 vaccines have entered clinical trials in China since last year, according to Zheng Zhongwei, an official with the NHC. "China has been taking the lead in terms of the number of vaccines that are being developed."