A Chinese border city hit by a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 has begun a five-day drive to vaccinate its entire population of 300,000 people
BEIJING — A Chinese border city hit by a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 began a five-day drive Friday to vaccinate its entire population of 300,000 people.
A city Communist Party official told CCTV the previous day that 159,000 doses of vaccine had arrived in the city.
China has largely eradicated local transmission of COVID-19 and quickly rolls out strict measures whenever a new cluster emerges.
This is the first time China has tried to vaccinate an entire city in response to new outbreak. The move comes as the government ramps up a nationwide vaccination drive.