Young people take their jabs in Guangzhou

Updated: Jul 29, 2021 Print
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Senior high school students are vaccinated against the coronavirus at Guangzhou No 97 Middle School in the Haizhu district of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Tuesday. [Photo by Zheng Erqi/]

Vaccinations against the coronavirus among teenagers started on Tuesday in the Haizhu district of Guangzhou, Guangdong province. The inoculations were first given in five schools in the district.

The Guangdong Health Commission said on Saturday that young people between 12 and 17 years old in the province will all be vaccinated by September. Those between 15 and 17 will get their first jab this month and their second in August.

Youth between 12 and 14 years of age will receive their first shot in August and their second in September.

As of noon on Saturday, nearly 150.5 million vaccine doses had been administered in Guangdong, covering more than 86.3 million people. About 68.5 percent of the 126 million permanent population had received at least one shot, according to the provincial health authorities.

More than 66.3 million people had been fully vaccinated, accounting for about 52.7 percent of the province's permanent population.

On July 1, vaccination of people older than 60 was launched in the province. About 5.2 million doses have been administered to this group — about 4.5 million people.

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