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China's Hubei administers over 20m COVID-19 vaccine doses

Updated: May 7, 2021 Xinhua Print
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WUHAN - Central China's Hubei province, once hard hit by COVID-19, had administered over 20.16 million doses of coronavirus vaccines as of Wednesday, the provincial health commission announced Thursday.

The province has set a daily vaccination record by administering nearly 1.07 million doses, said the commission.

Hubei started vaccinating high-risk groups, including those in sectors like the cold chain, medical treatment and public health, transportation, education, and the service industry, on Dec 15, 2020. Since March 25 this year, the province has ramped up its COVID-19 vaccination efforts to cover people aged 18 and over.

Hubei now has 2,178 vaccination sites and 6,098 injection tables, with a daily vaccination capacity of 1.2 million doses.

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