A child reacts to a vaccine shot against epidemic encephalitis B at a health station in Quzhou county, Hebei, China, in 2015. Photo: EPAA child reacts to a vaccine shot against epidemic encephalitis B at a health station in Quzhou county, Hebei, China, in 2015. Photo: EPA
A child reacts to a vaccine shot against epidemic encephalitis B at a health station in Quzhou county, Hebei, China, in 2015. Photo: EPA

China’s vaccination system has been tainted by corruption, weak regulations and staff shortages

Regulators are in an uphill battle against corruption and have few penalties or staff to ensure safety in the pharmaceutical industry

Topic |   Corruption in China
A child reacts to a vaccine shot against epidemic encephalitis B at a health station in Quzhou county, Hebei, China, in 2015. Photo: EPAA child reacts to a vaccine shot against epidemic encephalitis B at a health station in Quzhou county, Hebei, China, in 2015. Photo: EPA
A child reacts to a vaccine shot against epidemic encephalitis B at a health station in Quzhou county, Hebei, China, in 2015. Photo: EPA
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