An older resident is inoculated in Beijing, where over-60s are now receiving Covid-19 vaccinations. Photo: Xinhua
An older resident is inoculated in Beijing, where over-60s are now receiving Covid-19 vaccinations. Photo: Xinhua

Why China is finally including the elderly in its Covid-19 vaccine programme

  • Unlike other countries, China’s vaccination programme has first targeted people in high-risk jobs but is now moving to over-60s
  • Health officials say they are proceeding with caution before starting a large-scale roll-out to older people

An older resident is inoculated in Beijing, where over-60s are now receiving Covid-19 vaccinations. Photo: Xinhua
An older resident is inoculated in Beijing, where over-60s are now receiving Covid-19 vaccinations. Photo: Xinhua
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