Vaccinating Asia: Quality and quantity of Covid-19 vaccines in China hamper inoculation drive

China's plan to inoculate 50 million before the start of the Spring Festival on Feb 12 barely met its target. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BEIJING - In mid-January, waiter Zhang Jixin was among tens of thousands of essential workers in Beijing who were offered the first dose of China's first publicly available Covid-19 vaccine.

Within days, he and about a dozen co-workers at a hotpot restaurant received their first of two injections from local drug maker Sinopharm.

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