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China to vaccinate 40 percent of population by summer

China plans to vaccinate 40 percent of its roughly 1.4 billion population against COVID by the end of June, according to a report. However, to reach the target of around 560 million vaccinated, the People’s Republic would need to increase the pace of its vaccination campaign, Bloomberg news agency reported. So far, only 3.5 percent of the population has been vaccinated. According to Zhong Nanshan, a senior medical adviser to the Chinese government, 52.5 million doses of the COVID vaccine had been administered by the end of February.

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