A medical worker administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a student at an inoculation site in Jinfeng district of Yinchuan, northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region, Aug 15, 2021. (FENG KAIHUA / XINHUA)
BEIJING – More than 2.11 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered on the Chinese mainland as of Monday, data from the National Health Commission (NHC) showed Tuesday.
More than 1.09 billion people, or 77.6 percent of the country's total population, have received at least one dose, and over 969.7 million people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of Monday, said Wu Liangyou, deputy head of the NHC's disease control and prevention division.
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Nearly 162.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered among minors aged between 12 and 17, Wu said at a press conference.
Wu reiterated that individuals are encouraged to receive a vaccination on the premises of informed consent and volition, and urged some local authorities to rectify irregular practices, such as banning unvaccinated people from public places.
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